New York state attorney-general Eric Schneiderman won’t be staying on your couch anytime soon. His office just subpoenaed Airbnb, demanding that the company hand over the identities of all 225.000 people who have rented out their places on AirBnB. The big “issue for Airbnb is that the rental of entire apartments without the owner present is still illegal under New York state law, and likely more than half of Airbnb listings in New York City alone violate the statute.” In many ways, the most amazing part of this developing story is the number 225,000. The sharing economy is massive.

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