Thank you Peter for your work in monitoring the marketplace and alerting us on these. (and for your blog covering GLBSE, http://bitmarketwatch.com
A crowdfunding bill is making its way through the U.S. Senate ( http://www.nhbr.com/news/941946-395/crowdfunding-bill-gains-in-congress.html
) but there are restrictions (e.g., max investment by an investor in a company of $1K, cash managed by a qualified third party (i.e., record the identity of investors, etc.). As such there will still be many businesses that will still be unwilling or unable to participate. There is so much need for a GLBSE.