Professor Scassa Publishes New Book on the Sharing Economy

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

Professor Teresa Scassa has co-edited a new book, alongside Derek McKee of the Université de Montréal and Finn Makela of the Université de Sherbrooke, entitled Law and the “Sharing Economy”: Regulating Online Market Platforms.

The book delves into some of the controversies surrounding sharing economy platforms, examining, for example, how companies like Uber and Airbnb have used technology to bypass conventional regulatory categories, creating ambiguities that stymie the conventional organizing principles traditional legal regimes rely upon.

The book’s chapters, including contributions from Professor Scassa and Professor Michael Geist, offer a rich variety of insights on the regulation of the sharing economy, both in terms of the traditional areas of law they bring to bear, and the theoretical perspectives that inform their analysis. 

The book is published by uOttawa Press, under an open access licence.  Click here for the direct link to the text.

Click here to learn more about Law and the Sharing Economy on the uOttawa Press website.

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