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Airbnb, HomeAway would police rentals under proposed SF law

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Airbnb, HomeAway would police rentals under proposed SF law

The legality issue Airbnb raises could trip up the proposed amendments. The Communications Decency Act shields online intermediaries from liability for content generated by users of their services. That federal law aims to prevent service providers from being compelled “to actively monitor and police their users,” said Corynne McSherry, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “That would create a chilling atmosphere for online commerce and speech.”

Monday, April 25, 2016
SF Chronicle

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