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Airbnb mobilises users to help fight its battles in New York

It opposes a law that would fine users heavily for advertising short stays in empty homes

New York

RHETT Johnson, 34, has earned as much as US$1,000 a month renting out the living room and its sofa bed in his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan.

Airbnb - the San Francisco- based lodging-by-Web platform he uses - is trying to enlist him and 46,000 other New York hosts in