Definitions for Commerce

Commerce is the distribution, buying, selling, exchange, and/or promotion, of an item, substance, service, and/or system.

Production is the design, implementation, manufacture, distribution, deployment, and/or use, of an item, substance, service, and/or system.

Enterprise is any activity of production or commerce.

A common carrier is an incorporated entity that relays animate or inanimate material, or information, from an origin to a destination, pursuant to terms published by the incorporated entity, according to the instructions of its customers as constrained by those terms, for a fee or for free, and barring unintended exceptions, delivering the material or information to its destination essentially unchanged from its condition at the origin.   A common carrier by design is available to the public, and an incorporated entity cannot be construed to be a common carrier unless it is available to the public.   A common carrier does not discriminate between different items of information except by volume of information and handling preferences and requirements.   A common carrier does not discriminate between different items of material except by weight and external dimensions, handling preferences and requirements, and as required by law.

An advertising arena is any program, or portion thereof, which is available to the general public, and whose content can, for a fee, be defined in whole or in part by an organization other than that which supplies the medium to the public.



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