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January 21 2015

Germany Bans Uber for All the Wrong Reasons

"With a single court decision, Uber's low-cost car service has been banned throughout Germany. The taxi firms say that drivers who use Uber's platform to find riders and accept payments don't have the appropriate operating licenses, background checks or insurance. One spokesperson for the taxis said the rules ""also apply to neo-liberal firms like Uber."" In this case, the court made the decision not out of concern for the safety of passengers, but because German law says that people without commercial drivers licenses can only charge for the operating costs of giving other people rides, not attempt to make a profit."