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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A spokesman of CDA asked the general public to intimate and report the authority regarding unauthorized use of amenities plot reserved in the societies for taking strict action against the violators, said a press release issued here on Saturday.
The Hogan campaign's unauthorized use of the service marks was clearly done with the intention of exploiting the popular recognition of MSEA's name and its service mark so as to "cause a likelihood of confusion among voting persons," according to the union lawsuit.
However, in various instances, there has been no self-regulation and/or whatever self-policing there has been has fallen short, leaving music rights holders powerless to discover, let alone be compensated for unauthorized use of their work.
The Internet presents numerous opportunities for unauthorized use of a trademark: through ad words, domain name registrations or in online content.
Compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista, the solution forms a protective layer between a secured PC and monitored portable storage devices to guard against unauthorized use of iPods, USB sticks or external hard drives.
Identity theft can range from unauthorized use of a credit card to borrowing money in someone else's name or even assuming another's identity to commit a violent crime.
("We think it's lame that a company that built its business through unauthorized distribution would consider Percolator to be an unauthorized use of their resources," a note on the Angry Coffee site explains, "but they're entitled to their opinion.")
Section 113 would direct the Board to study the adequacy of existing protections that limit consumers' liability for the unauthorized use of "dual use" debit cards.
Over 40% of the respondents acknowledged that they had experienced unauthorized use of their computer systems in the past year.
Until now, these industries haven't been able to effectively combat the unauthorized use of credit cards and stolen checks.
"As such, the Hogan campaign's unauthorized use of the service marks was clearly done with the intention of exploiting the popular recognition of MSEA's name and its service mark so as to cause a likelihood of confusion among voting persons," according to a copy of the lawsuit released to the media Thursday night.