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31 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 997 (2021).
Article by Juan Diaz-Granados* and Benedict Sheehy**
he Sharing Economy and related platform technologies have disrupted work, consumption, and business in ways unimaginable even a decade ago. Creating great wealth and opportunity for some, the Sharing Economy has equally undermined job security and safety for many others. One challenge for regulators, legal advisors, and scholars is developing a rigorous analytical model for these related phenomena. We present the first comprehensive legal framework for distinguishing and analyzing the various components of the Sharing Economy and their interrelationships. Our analysis is based on contract law and property law, providing a delimitation within the Sharing Economy and platform technologies based on legal categories. Our approach provides a foundation for analytical rigor that has been absent to date.
* Juan Diaz-Granados is an Assistant Lecturer and PhD candidate at Canberra Law School, University of Canberra, Australia. He holds an LLB, Grad Dip Commercial Law, Grad Dip Business Law, Grad Dip Insurance Law, and LLM International Law. He is an experienced corporate counsel. The author would like to thank Maria Gonzalez for all her support.
** Benedict Sheehy is an Associate Professor at Canberra Law School, University of Canberra, Australia. He holds a BTh, MA, JD, MA, LLM, and PhD. He practiced corporate and commercial law in Canada.
Both of the authors extend their thanks to Nikita Harrison and the Fordham IPLJ’s editorial team for their helpful suggestions and insightful comments.