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Kickstarter: Stop blaming us for Zach Braff and “Veronica Mars”

Now that everyone else on the Internet has weighed in on who is and isn’t allowed to crowdfund creative projects, Kickstarter has published its own statement. The short version: Stop whining about the "Veronica Mars" movie and Zach Braff’s “tonal sequel” to “Garden State.” A rising Kickstarter tide lifts all boats, so says their math:

“The Veronica Mars and Zach Braff projects have brought tens of thousands of new people to Kickstarter. 63% of those people had never backed a project before. Thousands of them have since gone on to back other projects, with more than $400,000 pledged to 2,200 projects so far. Nearly 40% of that has gone to other film projects.”

Kickstarter also reiterates its famously loose mission, which is to “help bring creative projects to life.” A customizable e-paper watch raised $10 million last year. Its goal? $100,000. Zach Braff should be so lucky. Kickstarter’s wide net includes bike lights, food trucks, board games, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, all 729 (!) current zombie projects and, to his chagrin, projects to which Ken Levine won’t give a dime.

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