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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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A federal court just put YouTubers (and creative re-users everywhere) on more solid legal ground

A federal court just put YouTubers (and creative re-users everywhere) on more solid legal ground | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2007, this woman uploaded a video of her kid dancing to a Prince song. She spent the next eight years fighting Universal Music in court. Today, she won.
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What’s Old Becomes New: Regulating the Sharing Economy

What’s Old Becomes New: Regulating the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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 (LyftSidecarUberX), places to park (Park Circa), used clothing (ThredUp), outdoor gear (gearcommons), time in the day (TaskRabbitInstacart), and even capital (ZopaProsper).  This trend has attracted significant attention from thought leaders (in 2011, Time Magazine crowned it one of ten ideas that will change the world), venture capital (Uber recently received $258M in funding from Google Ventures, and a recent round of financing for Airbnb would value it above $10B), the media, and, most recently, Congress.  Nevertheless, regulatory mechanisms have not kept pace.

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Community Rights vs. States Rights vs. Federal Law

Community Rights vs. States Rights vs. Federal Law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“States rights” is an issue that has been revived by the Tea Party. See States Rights and the Growing Rebellion to get an idea of where they’re coming from.  The Repeal Amendment was introduced to Congress in 2011, stating:

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Ecuador’s government asks society to help create a draft of a Free Software law | Sumak Yachay - Buen Conocer

Ecuador’s government asks society to help create a draft of a Free Software law | Sumak Yachay - Buen Conocer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ximena Amoroso, Ecuador’s Subsecretary of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENESCYT) invited Ecuadorian society to help “transparently write a draft software law for the country.

 
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Cities and Geographic Development | Sustainable Cities Collective

Cities and Geographic Development | Sustainable Cities Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There seems to be a prevalent trend in media and political commentary about the Canadian province of New Brunswick where I live and am from; that the province is falling behind, in decline.
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Exploring the legal issues around open data and open hardware - opensource.com

Exploring the legal issues around open data and open hardware - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Drafting and using open licenses for data and hardware presents both familiar old challenges (like license proliferation) and new challenges (like less developed legal frameworks and different production models). About thirty people working in these areas recently gathered (under the umbrella of the FSF-E's "European Legal Network") to discuss the latest work in these areas under the Chatham House Rules. This article will summarize what the group learned, and, I hope, stimulate discussion to improve the state of licensing in those areas.


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State wants new rules on insurance for ride-sharing companies

State wants new rules on insurance for ride-sharing companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
California Department of Insurance wants ride-sharing firms to have $1 million commercial liability insurance that starts when drivers look for customers on the app.
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Does the Sharing Economy Need Lawyers? And If So, What Kind? | Post Growth Institute

Does the Sharing Economy Need Lawyers? And If So, What Kind? | Post Growth Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People are experimenting with different ways of living – what kind of legal and regulatory support structures will help such initiatives to flourish?
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I Was An Airbnb Hotel Tenant

I Was An Airbnb Hotel Tenant | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How I became a victim—or a perpetrator—of the sharing economy, at least in the eyes of the New York attorney general. (How I became a victim—or a perpetrator—of the sharing economy via Airbnb.
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