The Tuesday ruling from U.S. District Judge James Donato thoroughly rejected Airbnb's contention that the ordinance violated a broad federal law that protects internet companies from liability for content posted on their platforms. The San Francisco ordinance "does not regulate what can or cannot be said or posted in the listings. It creates no obligation on plaintiffs' part to monitor, edit, withdraw or block the content supplied by hosts," Donato wrote. The decision is a blow to an argument Airbnb has come to rely on to fight regulatory crackdowns in cities across the United States. Get the full story at Reuters