hmm , are you an American ?
Equity crowd funding goes into effect in a matter of months so it's a paperwork problem not a legal problem. I think why not move on it if it's legal?
In the US you can crowd funding for projects ,donations , products , but not equity , it falls into SEC's deep dark hole . The Jobs Act fixed that a bit , but still require many red tapes .and only 10% of the equity is allowed to sell to the public , and the platform who perform it must be heavily certified . Guess this can only have a chance of happening outside of the US
Read the news. The JOBS Act title IV allows equity crowd funding for US Citizens.
It will take time to fill out all the required paperwork to go through with the process of using Bitshares to buy equity in real world companies but it's now legally possible if the underlying Bitshares technology supports the process. I don't see why a UIA couldn't be used to allow American citizens to buy shares in a real world asset holding company from within Bitshares itself. I also don't see what stops us from forming a distributed VC or holding company.
Also if you're talking about just buying shares in DACs/DApps then there isn't any laws. Bitshares already had a merger as proof of concept so it seems anyone can start a distributed fund, offer UIA as shares in that fund, and then use the distributed fund to buy entire communities. How? Simply using the fund to buy shares in different competing DACs.
So the distributed fund could buy Ethers, NXT, Safecoins, NEM, etc similar to the Cyberfund plan. By keeping it all in virtual token land it doesn't require the paperwork. If that is successful then why not buy equity in Apple stock, Google, or even Birkshire Hathaway? Bitshares will eventually allow it technologically and the law probably allows it now if there is the right KYC and other rules followed.
Please learn about Cyberfund -> http://cyber.fund/
If only the Bitshares community had more brave participants.