Spark | Mar 1, 2013 | 17:14

The Pitfalls of Collaborative Consumption

Even as models of collaborative consumption are starting to explode in popularity, there's some question about whether they are always legal. April Rinne talks about what happens when new modes of collaborative consumption bump up against the law.

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