A New York judge fined an Airbnb user $2,400 this week for renting out a room in his apartment, arguing the three-night rental violated the city’s “illegal hotel” laws. The popular San Francisco-based online site that allows users to offer their homes as temporary rentals has also been accused of disrupting local housing markets and failing to charge city taxes. Forum discusses what the ruling may mean for Airbnb and its users locally, and for other participants in the so-called share economy.
David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Supervisor for District 3
David Hantman, global head of public policy for Airbnb
Tomio Geron, reporter for Forbes