Legal and Ethical environments in Business Unit 2 Individual Project

Legal and Ethical environments in Business Unit 2 Individual Project

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Legal and Ethical Environments in Business Unit 2 Individual Project 1 Legal and Ethical Environments in Business Unit 2 Individual Project Warren Synecky BUSN150-1003A-03 June 16th, 2010
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Legal and Ethical Environments in Business Unit 2 Individual Project 2 Abstract Edwin Sutherland defined white collar crime as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation" (1939). This term has since evolved and is now synonymous with fraud committed by businesses and governments. In this paper I will discuss how Bidder’s Edge was borderline committing a white collar crime against eBay. Keywords: White collar crime, fraud
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Legal and Ethical Environments in Business Unit 2 Individual Project 3 Hello Jane; I like your idea for a dating website, here are some things to consider in regards to your questions you had about the article I sent you. What Bidder’s Edge (BE) did that was different than normal eBay users do is they created a robot to scan eBay’s site, extract data, and then created their own database of eBay’s auction items. A computer robot, as defined in eBay vs. Bidder’s Edge (2000), is a computer program which operates across the Internet to perform searching, copying and retrieving functions on the web sites of others. They then posted eBay’s items on their website, which also
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