Friday, October 21, 2016

Airbnb seems to invoke Section 230 against part of NYC law


A CNN Money story Friday Oct. 22 implies that Airbnb is challenging a NYC law against many short temr rentals saying that holding Airbnb liable for violations by users (renting their condos or homes) violates Section 230 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Airbnb says that even in NYC most users rent their homes infrequently.

I would wonder about sites like "Emergency BNB" which may be of use to people like asylum seekers and domestic violence victims (see Issues blog Oct. 1.

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