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Destination DIY teamed up with the Life of the Law podcast to examine the legal grey area occupied by the "sharing economy" and how different cities are grappling with it.
You’ve no doubt heard of services like Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and countless other platforms that facilitate transportation, meals, short-term rentals, cleaning services, babysitting, even parking. The relatively new business model used by peer-to-peer platforms brings up a lot of legal questions that local governments are just starting to grapple with. In some places, that means cracking down on users who are violating current laws and in other places, it means changing the laws.
Special thanks to the Life of the Law production team for their work on this episode: Nancy Mullane, Kaitlin Prest, and Mitra Kaboli, along with editors Ann Heppermann and Casey Miner.