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Legal recourse
Definition:

Relevance: Insurances

Legal recourse is a term used in civil law to refer to the process whereby a contractual party seeks remedy from a third party. In the case of damages, it describes the rights held by a so-called liable party who pays for damages, e.g., an insurer, with regard to a third party. The liable party may seek remedy for payments already made from the third party who has caused the damages and is actually liable for the damages in question.

Source: Wikipedia, edited and translated

License plate agreement
Definition:

Relevance: Insurances

The license plate agreement simplifies international motor vehicle travel across Europe. Since its entry into force in 1991, an international insurance card (Green Card) is no longer required as proof of valid motor vehicle liability insurance when entering the signatory countries – EU Member States plus Andorra, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Serbia: instead, the license plate from the country of origin serves as proof of insurance coverage.

Source: Wikipedia, edited and translated

Licenses
Definition:

Relevance: Copyright

Licenses stipulate what users are permitted to do with copyrighted works such as music, texts, films, software, etc. Some licenses place strict controls on the usage of the works (a license fee often applies), while others deliberately facilitate the free flow of works (see also Right of use).

Source: Federal Agency for Civic Education, edited and translated

Limitations of copyright
Definition:

Relevance: Copyright

Limitations of copyright are part of the German Copyright Act (§ 44ff. UrhG). which contains limitations pertaining to exploitation rights, such as permission of use for reports on current events in the media, the use of works of visual art in schools, private copying, etc.. This is intended to ensure a balance between the interests of an originator, who, as a matter of principle, is granted the exclusive exploitation right/right of use, and the conflicting interests of individual users or the general public.

Source: Wikipedia, UrhG, edited and translated

Limitations of liability
Definition:

Relevance: Insurances

The terms “limitation of liability” or “exclusion of liability” refer to contractual agreements or legal definitions which ensure that the liability or responsibility of a party is limited or excluded in certain cases. Limitations of liability or exemption clauses are often included in the General Terms and Conditions (GTC) of a contract or in the company information/disclaimer of a website, for example.  The framework for limitations of liability is stipulated in the German Civil Code (BGB).

Source: Wikipedia, edited and translated

Limited tax liability
Definition:

Relevance: Taxes Income tax

Term used in the German Income Tax Act (§ 1 (4) EStG). Natural persons who are not residents of Germany are subject to limited income tax liability if they earn certain types of income (defined in § 49 EStG) in Germany. This applies, for example, to income from guest performances. Where double taxation agreements are in place between the countries concerned, these take effect to prevent double taxation of such income.

Source: EStG, edited and translated

Lisbon Treaty
Definition:

Relevance: all topics

The Lisbon Treaty is an international agreement between the then 27 Member States of the European Union that entered into force on December 1, 2009. It reforms and replaces the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty establishing the European Community (EC Treaty). The alterations include an extension of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, greater involvement of national parliaments in EU lawmaking, the introduction of a European citizens’ initivative, establishment of the office of President of the European Council, the development of skills in the fields of foreign and security policy, the legally binding nature of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and provisions for withdrawal from the EU.

Source: Wikipedia, edited and translated

Lizenzen
Definition:

Relevanz: Urheberrecht

Lizenzen legen fest, was Nutzerinnen und Nutzer mit urheberrechtlich geschützten Werken, wie Musik, Texte, Filme, Software etc., machen dürfen. Einige Lizenzen kontrollieren eine Nutzung streng, oft muss dann auch eine Lizenzgebühr gezahlt werden, andere erleichtern gezielt die freie Verwendung von Werken (s. auch Nutzungsrechte).

Quelle: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, redaktionell bearbeitet

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