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In August 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann BMG. Review the companyâ??s Web site at http://www.sonybmg.com/ and consider the e-commerce challenges facing Sony.

Complete the following:
Choose a company, other than Sony, and describe the challenges of that business that are unique to e-commerce.

Include in a discussion of the four infrastructures, the role of Internet regulations such as copyright infringement, and regulators such as the FCC and SEC, and how these components affect e-commerce business practices.

Current events may be found in U.S. News and World Report, Monitor Daily, Google News, and so forth. Include citations and references where appropriate.

APA guidelines.

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e-commerce business practices
n August 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann BMG. Review the companyâ??s Web site at http://www.sonybmg.com/ and consider the e-commerce challenges facing Sony.
The challenges facing Sony are as follows. The e-commerce business of Sony has not been able to market its products to large segments of the population that do not do business on the internet. Such customers do not trust the internet. Further, Sony has faced problems related to Patent & Copyright, security, and web hosting issues. Some specific problems are that Sony Ebook Library software fails to work, Sony has to sue companies for copyright infringement like the Baptist Church, and authorization and consent issues related to e-commerce(Pankaj, 2010),. Sony has faced issues related to terms of use required of its website, customer protection requirements of different geographic areas, and issues related to delivery of products. Sony has faced problems when it hired a marketing company to create a website titled: "All I want for Xmas is a PSP". However, the visitors soon found that the website was registered in the name of a marketing company. In short Sony has ...

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Assignment: Course Project Task I
Select a Company
You should select a company to work with for this project. You can use your current employer or another company that you can access easily. For the purposes of this project, you are now the Director of International Compliance, charged with the task of creating guidelines for international business law that can be used by your company's employees.
Once you have selected your company, select at least three countries that your company currently does business with or plans to do business with. Your company may or may not actually do business with multiple countries, but for the purposes of the assignment, you should select at least one country in Asia, one in Europe, and one in Central or South America. For example, you might select China, Germany, and Brazil.
Next, think about the company you have selected and how it is structured. Assume that international business transactions are critical to the profitability and survival of your company. Consider how ethics and culture affect transactions with your international business partners and the strategies you should consider when entering those markets.
Develop and deliver an outline that:
? Identifies areas of international business law and practices and the information needs of your company. Although Module 1 does not cover all of the topics, the course overview, textbook, and information obtained from your company will help you develop the topics to be included in your outline.
? Includes the names of the functional areas or departments in your company that should be the recipients of this information and explain why they should be included.
Write the outline in a Microsoft Word document. Please use more resources (references).

Assignment: Course Project Task II
Research the Dispute Process
Research the dispute process and the requirements for the country you selected in Module 1. Explain the dispute resolution methods used in that country. Analyze the risks and benefits of each type of dispute resolution. In addition, evaluate how a U.S. Company's strategy or the company you have selected should be formulated to provide the most benefits with the least amount of risk.
Present the dispute resolution process by providing an overview of how disputes are handled and then providing specific instructions and legal requirements for your primary country you selected. If there is a preference or aversion to any type of dispute resolution, explain the type and analyze reasons behind the preference or aversion.
Evaluate how e-commerce affects your company. You can consider the following questions:
? What are the benefits and risks of e-commerce for your company?
? How should your company prepare for the risks?
? Which departments are affected by e-commerce?
? What information will be important for employees to know when conducting international transactions by e-commerce?
Show your research on alternative dispute resolution and e-commerce. Include links, references, and sources you have used and follow the proper guidelines for citing legal texts. Also provide a statement regarding which specific topics related to your research would be appropriate for inclusion in the International Business Law and Practices Guidelines document you are developing. Provide a rationale for your decisions.
Present your work in Microsoft Word document format. Please use more resources (references).
Note: With the increased ability and popularity of conducting business electronically, you may find that it affects topics covered in subsequent modules. Consider adding an e-commerce component to each segment of your final guidelines to demonstrate its impact on various transactions as it applies to that topic. Make note of any pending regulations or laws that could affect your company in the future.
At this time, it is acceptable if your information is more technical and not organized in the way you will ultimately present it finally. You will have time to move pieces around and to get better ideas of how you want to arrange the information over the course of your module-wise research.
Don't forget your audience. Not only does this project contain guidelines for use by the company, but it can also be a teaching tool. Even though each section may not apply to each employee, each topic should contain a short summary of the topic so that employees will have some knowledge of the issue even if it does not apply to them.

Assignment: Course Project Task III
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You will evaluate the affect of international trade regulations as well as U.S. import/export regulations on your company's business transactions. If your company trades goods or services with another country, there are laws that regulate the import and export of goods. Analyze the following regulatory issues that affect your company:
? How do U.S. import and export laws affect your company?
? Which departments play a role in imports and exports?
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? Do your exports require licensing?
? Are there any restrictions on your company's imports or exports?
? What are the consequences for failure to follow import and export regulations?
? What is your company's policy on compliance with U.S. import/export laws?
? Make note of any pending regulations or laws that could affect your company in the future.
Now, analyze the following import/export requirements of the three countries you have selected:
? Who is responsible for ensuring that your company and any overseas branches, divisions, subsidiaries, or other related parties comply with the regulations of each country?
? What regulations affect the import and export of products for that country or countries?
Show your research on trade regulations. Include links, references, and sources you have used and follow the proper guidelines for citing legal texts. Also provide a statement regarding which specific topics related to your research would be appropriate for inclusion in the International Business Law and Practices Guidelines document you are developing. Provide a rationale for your decisions.

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