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What’s Old Becomes New: Regulating the Sharing Economy

Original story at Boston Bar Journal• 5 mentions • 1 year ago

Boston Bar Journal 1 year ago

The Sharing Economy: An old concept made new through the internet-based sharing of underutilized space, skills, and stuff for monetary and non-monetary benefits.Recently, a proliferation of start-ups have created digital platforms to connect owners with consumers.These companies encourage people—and businesses—to use resources more efficiently and to share non-product assets (like time) as well as conventional “stuff.”Citizens can share space in their homes (Airbnb), seats in their car (Lyft, Sidecar, UberX), places to park (Park Circa), used clothing (ThredUp), outdoor gear (gearcommons), time in the day (TaskRabbit, Instacart), and even capital (Zopa, Prosper).This trend has attracted significant attention from thought leaders ...
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21 Apr
Michel Bauwens @mbauwens
What’s Old Becomes New: Regulating the Sharing Economy | Boston Bar Journal http://t.co/fepihRoBTw
11 Apr
Emile HOOGE @ehooge
Great recap of regulatory issues facing the sharing economy http://t.co/R2iDWX9A42
10 Apr
Shareable Magazine @ShareableDesign
RT @EuroFreelancers Simple but exhaustive list of regulatory challenges the #sharingeconomy is facing: http://t.co/emT6MC9A56 via @BostonBar
09 Apr
Nancy Scola @nancyscola
This big deal: "The ["sharing economy"] companies’ claims reference the federal Communications Decency Act…" http://t.co/o7FlgPH2qo
03 Apr
April Rinne @aprilrinne
Well done @Molly__Cohen & Corey Zehngebot: "What’s Old Becomes New: Regulating Sharing Economy" / Boston Bar Journal http://t.co/Wull9ASV48