Unauthorized Use

Unauthorized Use

The illegal use of a credit card without permission from the card holder. Unauthorized use can be fairly basic; for example, one may steal and use a credit card. Often, however, unauthorized use involves using computer programs to find a person's financial information and conduct large transactions with that person's credit. The card holder may be responsible for the loss of the first $50 if he/she informs the bank within 60 days, but many card issuers waive this responsibility. See also: Identity theft.
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The Internet presents numerous opportunities for unauthorized use of a trademark: through ad words, domain name registrations or in online content.
A bill introduced by Representatives Schumer and Gonzalez, and another by Representative Barrett, would further limit a consumer's potential liability for the unauthorized use of debit cards and place restrictions on their issuance.
We hear every day about data security breaches caused by thefts of laptops and unauthorized use of information According to a report released in October 2006 by the House Government Reform Committee, only a small number of these breaches were caused by hackers breaking into computer systems; most stemmed from the theft of laptops, drives and removable media, as well as unauthorized use of the information by employees, the report said.
But under federal Regulation E, users who report the theft or unauthorized use of debit cards within two business days are liable for a maximum of $50.
It is estimated that software manufacturers have lost billions of dollars in the last decade because of unauthorized use and illegal copying of computer programs.
The central purpose of the Copyright Act is to ensure that copyright owners can control their copyrighted works; this includes authorizing use of their work and preventing unauthorized use of their work," said Warshavsky.
Today's portable devices can transfer huge amounts of financial data in minutes, making protection against unauthorized use and data loss critical industry concerns.
The law firm of Boudreau, Albert & Wohlfeil LLP ("BAW") has announced that the case of its client, Bill Miller, against Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) for unauthorized use of his name, has moved to the Court of Appeal.
Until recently, music rights holders had no easy way of knowing exactly who, when and how their music is being used-and how to accurately detect and document every unauthorized use.
Under California Civil Code section 3344 compensatory damages of $750 per unauthorized use are presumed.
Theft Protection: Preventing your authorized users from walking out the front door with corporate data on recordable CDs, DVDs, USB thumb drives or other local storage devices, ESS Theft Protection prevents unauthorized use of these devices.