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BUS 311 Week 4 Chapter 028
- Firms that conduct business on the Web are subject to the same legal restrictions as are the traditional brick-and-mortar firms.
- Words like e-business, e-tailing, e-marketing, and e-contracts found their way into the English vocabulary, and companies started taking the Internet seriously as an important new means of doing business.
- The issuing company may not provide prospective investors with a prospectus.
- It is not a mandate under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for companies to periodically release important business information to the public and to investors.
- The Web, or cyberspace, is also considered a place, and securities are regularly bought and sold electronically.
- The Securities Exchange Commission ensures that prospective investors have access to full and correct information about the company's securities in which they are interested in purchasing.
- The Securities Exchange Commission acts to make certain that investors do not violate the Securities Exchange Commission's anti-touting rules.
- It is important to note that trading in the stock of the firm by company officials is also called insider trading, but as long as it is reported, it is not illegal.
- There is no requirement for corrective advertising under the FTC, and hence, it does not inform Web page visitors if the previous information was deceptive.
- The rightful owners of music often have granted permission and receive royalties from pirated music; they have not made any efforts to stop companies from distributing music online.
- It has become quite popular for people to download music from the Web onto digital storage devices.
- Frequently, offers on Web sites include a button to be clicked by the user with his or her mouse that indicates acceptance. Clicking the button does not necessarily denote that the offer has been accepted.
- The computer user can verify a digital signature using an encrypted code that is registered with the government.
- It is expensive to proceed against a defendant in a court case; a person who is the victim of a breach of contract will frequently seek to have the dispute resolved using alternative means.
- Use taxes are extremely difficult to collect on small items sold on the Web, and most states do not make efforts to collect use taxes.
- The Securities Act of 1933 covers the sale of securities (stock, bonds, and other forms of investments) in the:
A. primary market.
B. secondary market.
C. consumer market.
D. labor market.
- A place where a corporation or an issuer sells its securities to the public is known as a:
A. commodity market.
B. primary market.
C. secondary market.
D. labor market.
- Issuers of securities must register the securities with the:
A. U.S. Copyright Commission.
B. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
C. Securities and Exchange Commission.
D. Federal Trade Commission.
- A document that provides relevant and important information about the company, its businesses, and its prospects is known as:
A. memorandum of association.
B. articles of association.
C. letters of incorporation.
- In 1992, the SEC created a computerized system, known as the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system that allows companies to:
A. download required information directly.
B. sell its shares to the public online.
C. make advertisements on the web.
D. register with the Federal Trade Commission.
- The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covers the trading of these same securities in the _____, defined as the place where one member of the public sells securities to another member of the public.
A. primary market
B. secondary market
C. consumer market
D. labor market
- When an investor who owns shares of a company's stock posts notices onlinein chat rooms, on Web pages, on blogs, and elsewherethat indicate that the value of the stocks will increase, then such an act is known as:
A. cyber squatting.
D. insider trading.
- When a person who has confidential information about a particular company purchases shares of the company's stock with the intention of selling these shares for a higher price when the information is released to the general public, then it is known as:
D. insider trading.
- The illegal activity of using insider information for personal gain is considered a(n):
A. manipulative and deceptive practice.
B. honest approach.
C. practice of forgery.
D. mandatory civil rights encroachment.
- The federal agency responsible for ensuring that advertising in the United States is truthful is the:
A. Securities and Exchange Commission.
B. Federal Trade Commission.
C. Federal Maritime Commission.
D. State Maritime Commission.
- An advertisement that contains an important misrepresentation, omission, or practice likely to mislead a consumer who acts reasonably under the circumstances is known as a(n):
A. adversarial propaganda.
B. descriptive advertisement.
C. deceptive advertisement.
D. prejudiced opinion.
- The Federal Trade Commission can issue a(n) ____, in effect compelling the publisher to eliminate the Internet reference.
A. restraining order
B. garnishee order
C. interim order
D. cease-and-desist order
- In recent years, it has become quite popular for people to trade and download music and other forms of entertainment (movies, games, etc.) from the Web onto compact disks and other digital storage devices. The legal issue associated with this is:
A. copyright infringement.
B. patent infringement.
C. trademark infringement.
D. service mark infringement.
- The federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) provides that Internet Service Providers are not liable for copyright infringements by their subscribers if they adopt and reasonably implement a(n):
A. purchase policy.
B. terminating policy.
C. sales policy.
D. insurance policy.
- If the Web site visitor has had an ample opportunity to read the terms of an agreement, and if those terms are not unreasonable, a(n):
A. void contract exists.
B. viodable contract exists.
C. valid contract exists.
D. unenforceable contract exists.
- The electronic contracts containing electronic signatures are just as enforceable as those that are printed on paper is a statement made by a federal statute called as the:
A. Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890.
B. Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004.
C. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
D. Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000.
- In documents pertaining to wills, codicils, and related testamentary papers, ESIGN does not apply to electronic:
A. transaction details.
- A system in which contract disputes and other disagreements are resolved by using means other than a lawsuit is known as an:
A. alternative dispute resolution.
B. environmental dispute resolution.
C. employment dispute resolution.
D. Internet dispute resolution.
- Means of Alternative Dispute Resolution include:
A. counseling and analysis.
B. mediation and arbitration.
C. preliminary and prohibitory injunction.
D. temporary and permanent injunction.
- The following are the advantages of alternative disputes resolution system, EXCEPT:
A. speedy disposal.
- In 1992, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a location must have a link or tie to a sale in order for the location to collect sales tax (Quill v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298). This link or tie is referred to as (a):
- A state wishing to collect a sales tax must levy the tax on a:
A. buyer who resides within the state.
B. seller who resides within the state.
C. middleman who resides within the state.
D. distributor who resides within the state.
- The thing that is extremely difficult to collect on small items sold on the Web, and most states do not make efforts to collect, is:
A. income tax.
B. use tax.
C. corporation tax.
D. property tax.
- In 1998, an act was passed by the Congress which established a moratorium on taxing ISPs on the services they provide to computer users. This act was called:
A. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
B. Securities Exchange Act.
C. Statute of Fraud.
D. Internet Tax Freedom Act.
- A period of time during which no state may levy sales taxes on Internet Service Providers is known as a:
D. ad valorem.