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A win for Uber and Airbnb: EU Urges Light-touch Regulation | Investopedia

A win for Uber and Airbnb: EU Urges Light-touch Regulation | Investopedia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EC projects the sharing economy to expand robustly after doubling in one year, setting guidelines for member countries to reap the benefits of growth.
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Banning Uber like trying to stop the printing press, says Brussels - FT.com

Banning Uber like trying to stop the printing press, says Brussels - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Under assault from governments across Europe, Uber has found high-level allies in an unlikely place: Brussels. Two European commissioners on Wednesday came to the defence of the ride-hailing service and other “sharing economy” companies, casting
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Study: 'Sharing Economy' Could Make Some Regulations Obsolete - Daily Caller

Study: 'Sharing Economy' Could Make Some Regulations Obsolete - Daily Caller | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Regulators have spent decades trying to protect consumers from exploitation by predatory sellers, but the Internet may have already solved the problem.
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Libertarians Think Amazon Reviews and Uber Ratings Will Make Regulation Obsolete. They Are So, So Wrong.

Libertarians Think Amazon Reviews and Uber Ratings Will Make Regulation Obsolete. They Are So, So Wrong. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Has the Internet democratized information? The answer is yes, with an asterisk. While the Web has made information tremendously more accessible, it has also introduced problems of how to classify, rank, and evaluate that information.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Trust issues plague bitcoin and other digital currencies. Licensed exchanges could change that
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Regulating the Liberator: Prospects for the Regulation of 3D Printing » Journal of Peer Production

Regulating the Liberator: Prospects for the Regulation of 3D Printing » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In-depth look at legal & ethical implications of #3dprinting guns in the Journal of Peer Production: http://t.co/kJlnhL9H9M
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"Sharing economy" unlocks idle capital but does it need regulation? - BizNews

"Sharing economy" unlocks idle capital but does it need regulation? - BizNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pros and cons of online sharing businesses such as Uber and Airbnb
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New report into regulation of the sharing economy | Adi Gaskell on Social Business

Towards the end of 2014 the UK government released a report on the sharing economy.  The document, called Unlocking the Sharing Economy, looked at how government can support the growth of this burgeoning sector.

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Drone regulation is not the problem, says 3D Robotics' Chris Anderson (Q&A)

Drone regulation is not the problem, says 3D Robotics' Chris Anderson (Q&A) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Consumer drones may get all the ink now, but 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson thinks the commercial market will be more valuable in the future.
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Disciplining the Sharing Economy

Disciplining the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The increasing ability of people to exchange goods, services, and labor directly, via online platforms, is transforming how modern economies operate.
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The sharing economy: How over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution | Institute of Public Affairs Australia

The sharing economy: How over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution | Institute of Public Affairs Australia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Australia's leading free market think tank. Promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peaceful international relations. Hundreds of studies, articles and publications available online.
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The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change | Mercatus

The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change | Mercatus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The "sharing economy" is an economic powerhouse. A new study explains how it works and regulatory implications: http://t.co/PP9O1DzP7s
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Uber's Wild 2014: Can Lawsuits and Protests Bring It Down? - NBCNews.com

Uber's Wild 2014: Can Lawsuits and Protests Bring It Down? - NBCNews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From Las Vegas to Bangkok, cities are telling Uber that it's not welcome. Yet, investors are telling the company that it's worth $40 billion. So is Uber doomed or destined to become the next Silicon Valley heavyweight?

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The gig economy needs a new bargain for workers - FT.com

The gig economy needs a new bargain for workers - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ms Warren outlines four areas for action. First, she wants to make it easier for all workers to pay social security contributions and buy insurance against disability or illness, as well as to accrue credits for at least some paid leave. Second, she argues that health and pension benefits should belong to workers and should follow them no matter what their employment status. Third, she underlines the need to streamline and enforce existing labour laws to stop employers exploiting loopholes. Finally, she stresses the need for collective bargaining for all workers — unions, historically intent on protecting insiders, need to bear some responsibility.

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Sharing Economy: Uber, Airbnb, & Feastly vs Government Regulation | Learn Liberty

The sharing economy connects people with services like Uber, AirBnB, and Feastly. Despite these new ways to connect, many regulators would like to stop it in ...
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What to Expect From the EU’s Move to Regulate U.S. Tech Companies

What to Expect From the EU’s Move to Regulate U.S. Tech Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Europe launches its opening salvo for new regulation encompassing everything digital.
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How two lawsuits could destroy Uber and Lyft's business models - and set a ... - Business Insider

How two lawsuits could destroy Uber and Lyft's business models - and set a ... - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The lawsuit could set new precedents for the sharing economy.
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Digital cryptocurrencies—including bitcoin and litecoin, along with dozens of others—have struggled to win mainstream acceptance in the U.S. Interest in this so-called “Internet money” is not going away, however, which is why regulators are developing rules that that they hope can avert a repeat of last year’s Mt. Gox meltdown, when the world’s largest bitcoin exchange unexpectedly shut down after losing hundreds of thousands of bitcoins in a cyber attack.

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F.C.C. Plans Strong Hand to Regulate the Internet

F.C.C. Plans Strong Hand to Regulate the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The proposal would create legal authority to ensure that no content is blocked and that the Internet is not divided into fast and slow lanes.
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Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says

Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Drivers of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft may have to be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, a federal judge in San Francisco said Friday.
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New York City council to consider regulation of Airbnb sharing economy

New York City council to consider regulation of Airbnb sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Short-term rentals trigger debate around affordable housing shortage as Airbnb calls for ‘smart regulation’ like collection of hotel taxes as in other cities
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Report Examines Relationship Between Sharing Economy Startups and Regulators

Report Examines Relationship Between Sharing Economy Startups and Regulators | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last month, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University put out a report titled ‘The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change.’ The paper, penned by Christopher Koopman, Matthew Mitchell, and Adam Thierer, discusses the relationship between sharing economy startups, incumbents in industries the startups are looking to disrupt, and government regulators.

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Government must open up to the sharing economy - The Canberra Times

Government must open up to the sharing economy - The Canberra Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rather than blocking the rise of services such as Uber and Airbnb, government needs to take a more innovative approach.
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Google: Europe's Favorite Villain - New York Times

Google: Europe's Favorite Villain - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Europeans and Americans disagree on how to balance freedom of speech versus privacy. But don’t dismiss the right to be forgotten as European angst.
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Peer-to-Peer Economy Could Benefit from Better, Not More, Regulation - Government Technology

Peer-to-Peer Economy Could Benefit from Better, Not More, Regulation - Government Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Instead of shutting down carpooling, the California PUC should study how it can create a regulatory framework allowing for innovative business models that are good for entrepreneurs.
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