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How can/are sport organizations regulating e-commerce?

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Sports organizations regulate e-commerce by determining which vendors can supply officially authorized gear, tickets, and even information on the Internet. Try logging in to the Internet to hear or see your favorite team play only to find out you must pay for Audio Sports Online or a similar service. ESPN controls sports broadcasting, by making deals with the NFL, MLB, and NBA, for example. The company negotiates with sports organizations, thus generating a contract that must be paid for by consumers (Thompson, 2012). In order to generate funds, broadcasts must be regulate and other activity must also be controlled.

Retail sites are regulated by sports organizations to prevent counterfeit sites from taking sales from authorized vendors. Federal agents in Baltimore seized 36 commercial websites in a single day, 33 of which were "purported to be sales hubs for professional ...

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