Plattsburgh, NY asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Contracts and Internet Law for California

Q: Consumers wronged, possible breach of contract. Bowlderization, censorship, removal of content promised and paid for

im' having a very hard time trying to get a copy of the contracts, EULA, and the like I signed to for a crowdfunding project.

i have suspicion that there was a lot of promises broken after the fact. the crowdfunding itself was a promis. and that crowdfunding platform has the responsibilities put entirely on the people making the product.

thing is, they removed content people paid for to have, bowdlerized other content, and tried to put down the negative press. the gaming industry does not care about the consumer. their reputation taking a hit doesn't matter when they have connections and other wrongs made against consumers... that seem to happen over and over again.

*to persons similarly situated with similar facts and loss.*

Contract law is not an option to select on this site but consumers are wronged because of ideological bigotry and scummy practices.

there's a petition

the people affected are MUCH HIGHER. it's the principle

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, if you've contributed to a crowdfunding project and believe that the creators have not fulfilled their promises or have breached the contract, including the End User License Agreement (EULA), you have certain legal options to consider. First, it's essential to obtain copies of all relevant contracts and agreements, including the EULA and any terms set forth by the crowdfunding platform. These documents will outline the legal obligations of the project creators towards contributors.

If you find that there has been a breach of contract or false advertising, you might have grounds for legal action. This can include a lawsuit for breach of contract or a complaint for false advertising if the project's promotion included misleading or false statements. Crowdfunding platforms generally have policies in place regarding disputes between project creators and backers, but they typically do not take on direct responsibility for the actions of the creators.

Gathering evidence of the promised content and subsequent changes or removals is crucial. Documenting these changes, along with any communication with the creators about these issues, will strengthen your case.

Additionally, consider joining or organizing a class action lawsuit if there are many similarly affected individuals. A class action can be a powerful tool when dealing with cases where a large group of consumers has been similarly wronged.

Finally, remember that legal action can be complex and time-consuming. Seeking advice from a legal professional who can provide guidance specific to your situation is advisable, especially considering the complexities of contract law and consumer rights in the digital age.

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