Sharing Economy

Home Sharing Could Face New Regulation in Seattle

Proposed regulations would limit number of short-term rental properties and add license requirements.

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb may define the regulatory limits of the sharing economy.

Making Profits by Disrupting the Regulatory Status Quo

Scholar explains the rise and expansion of startups that push the regulatory envelope.

Philadelphia Cracks Down on Uber

Philadelphia’s parking authority takes action to rein in Uber’s alleged violations of the city’s regulations.

Regulating Unicorns

Legal scholar argues that the largest private startups should be required to disclose more information.

Capturing Uber Efficiency with Smart Regulation

Scholars offer framework for better regulating sharing economy firms.

Uber, Lyft, and the Employment Battle

Class-action lawsuits filed against ridesharing companies over alleged misclassification of worker’s employment status.

Should Local Governments Support the Sharing Economy?

Despite regulatory controversy, two legal scholars argue that state and local governments should actively subsidize the sharing economy.

Technology Companies or Taxi Services in Disguise?

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft pose challenges for local regulators.

Regulate the Sharing Economy Parent Companies, Not Individual Providers

Company-focused regulation is better for regulators, consumers, and companies themselves.

Firms in Sharing Economy Should be Regulated Under a Modified Framework

Regulating Uber and Airbnb like their mainstream predecessors could be good for the sharing economy.

Regulating the “Sharing Economy”

General permits could provide the right amount of regulation for a new, booming industry.