=) lol, they will run out of ways to man-handle our society into the corpocracy reality they are trying so desperately to maintain as it crumbles under the weight of its hubris, greed and oppression of creative expression — including those creative economic expressions.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Airbnb, a home-renting site that is one of the vanguards of the so-called “sharing economy,” has been under fire in big cities — including New York — where authorities have found that it violates local zoning laws. The service got a boost this week, however, after an appeal board found that a resident who rented out his room to two Russian tourists did not violate New York City’s prohibition against short term rentals.
In its decision, the board reversed a $2,400 fine that an inspector imposed on condo owner Nigel Warren, who had charged the tourist a fee and provided keys for three days.
Airbnb hailed the decision as victory in a blog post, declaring that, “the sharing economy is here to stay, and so are we.” (See Om’s recent profile on its new hire of Chip Conley here).