This special issue on 'Regulating the sharing economy' includes five papers and an editorial which each contribute to knowledge by linking the social and economic aspects of sharing economy practices to regulatory norms and mechanisms.
The internet and its regulation are the result of continuous conflicts. By analysing policy fields as fields of struggle, this essay proposes to observe processes of discursive institutionalisation to uncover core conflicts inscribed into internet policy.
Virtual technologies make it possible for private individuals to compete with traditional taxis. How does this affect society and welfare?
This paper is part of ' Regulating the sharing economy ', a Special Issue of the Internet Policy Review. Disclaimer: This study was completed with the support of the German service sector union ver.di. We would like to thank the participating platforms and their communities for the opportunity to conduct a survey. We would also like to thank the
This paper discusses self-labelling standards as sharing mediators in pirated versions of movies available online.
Sharing economy businesses open up new markets and bring about new regulatory challenges. These could be solved with traditional competition instruments, although adapted to the peculiar features of the sharing economy, including, among others, multi-sidedness and the presence of different externalities.
The convergence of media markets and the emergence of video-sharing platforms may make the existing regulative tradition obsolete. This essay demonstrates an emergent need for regulatory convergence on European Union’s Audiovisual Media Service Directive (AVMSD).
In this article the 'Internet of Things' is considered to be a new, powerful governance factor challenging regulation by law described as the ‘Governance by Things’.
Multi-sided online platforms such as social networks, search services and trading platforms can benefit society in important ways. This paper examines the competition effects of data portability among these platforms.