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  • verb Present participle of authorise.


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  • They called for her arrest, under the Geneva Convention, for war crimes and for her role in authorising the use of torture.

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  • Many Harry Potter fans have been keen for digital access for a while, but the deciding factor for me in authorising this new version is that it will help combat the growing incidents of piracy in this area, says JK on her site.

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  • But I don't recall authorising any such commercial ventures.

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  • That was enough for them to be 'authorising' students infringing by copying too much of a book. what's new online!

  • The issue ultimately was whether the ISP was "authorising" their users 'infringements, thereby being liable for those infringements themself. what's new online!

  • Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones can be used by managers only for processes such as authorising actions and assigning tasks.

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  • The High Court has effectively said that they will only be on the hook for 'authorising' infringement by their users if they fail to put in place some fairly basic safeguards and set their systems up in such a way that they are, to all intents and purposes, apparently sanctioning the infringements.

    The Register

  • Representing 34 movie studio applicants, AFACT took iiNet to court over allegedly 'authorising' piracy on its network through inaction.

    ARN News

  • The judge calls this "simply wrong" and says that the law speaks only about "authorising" copyright infringement.

    Ars Technica

  • "The term used by those sections of the Act is 'authorising' and the difference may be very important if the allegation is about unauthorised use of an internet router by third parties."

    Boing Boing


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