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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    But that argument is false. If I'm selling my time and not the spot then at best all I'm doing is selling my property, and not your parking spot.
    Functionality is the key word here. You can't sell time anymore than you can sell gravity or movement. You sell a service or a good. The transaction doesn't go through without party A allowing party B access to the spot. So in short, any lawyer worth his salt would argue that what is being sold is access to public property and well... as we know, regardless of how you feel about public property, private companies/citizens don't have a right to do that.

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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

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    So does that mean a foreign national can commit murder in SF, and SF cannot prosecute?
    If he was not present when it occurred then no they cannot.
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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    One of these companies was paying people by the hour to hold spots.
    Then they are maximizing space utilization for the city which is a good thing for the cities coffers. Not to mention an increase in local jobs and payroll tax.
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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Then they are maximizing space utilization for the city which is a good thing for the cities coffers. Not to mention an increase in local jobs and payroll tax.
    I suppose that taking up a parking space solely so that you can sell access to that spot is in some sense "utilizing" the space. Not exactly improving the parking situation by creating artificial scarcity.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I suppose that taking up a parking space solely so that you can sell access to that spot is in some sense "utilizing" the space. Not exactly improving the parking situation by creating artificial scarcity.
    I didn't say it wasn't douche baggery, just economically sound for the city.
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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't douche baggery, just economically sound for the city.
    I am not so sure that exponentially increasing the consumer's cost of parking is such a hot idea for business.
    If it were a good idea, the space is the city's and the city should cut the middle man and just charge an arm and a leg for parking.
    I may be wrong.

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