Essay on Business Ethics

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Sabeel Rehman
Business Ethics
10/12/13

Case Study

What are the ethical and legal issues at stake in this scenario?

A: Karl has to deal with some ethical and possibly legal issues in the marketing of his game “Breakaway”. It is an issue ethically simply because he himself has to find out it is suitable to market a game that primarily gives its focus on nudity, violence, and gambling. When it comes to legal issues, is it legal to market these things in foreign countries and on the Internet? This is what he needs come to reality with and needs to think about. If they have the ability to market this game in other countries, then they would have to change different parts of the game for the countries that Will has looked into
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I mean I know it would be my responsibility. But, there needs to be a limit. Gambling is apart of society in America. Any time there is an opening in a shopping plaza a gambling place opens up. To me that shouldn’t be the case, because then it can have a lot of people come in and, a lot of times lose money. It’s a good idea and a great way to generate revenue for the company itself, but bad for people who have a bad habit of gambling. Violence is getting worse as well. Today the world is turning into a monkey see monkey do society. There a lot of causes of this such as, video games being played, the things people see on TV or actually see in person. It’s actually getting more dangerous. With the media promoting more and more on what’s happening in violence. And no justice is being done about it; it’s letting the young youth have permission towards exactly what they’re doing. Which isn’t a good sign.

Is marketing sex, violence, and gambling acceptable in other countries if these things do not conflict with local cultures?

A: Unfortanently yes it is. For example look at the continent of Europe. The have a red light district system where it is legal to advertise sex in windows. There are streets alone that are dedicated to prostitutes legally if you are age. I don’t think gambling and violence is acceptable. Because they’re more strict and secure on that category. But I rather find it odd that there strict on those things but not nudity. I mean I have a feeling it

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