October 6, 2016
Airbnb Inc. has a message for cities that try to enforce rules that crimp its couch-surfing style: See you in court. The world’s fourth-most valuable startup is testing a legal strategy against its hometown that may be a template for sharing-economy firms to fend off regulation. Because it operates on the internet, Airbnb argues, it can’t be held responsible if users skirt local laws….
Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-06/airbnb-s-san-francisco-showdown-may-set-rules-for-gig-economy