Dissertation Rights


Boston University Authorization to Manage & Provide Public Access to Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

  • I hereby grant to the Trustees of Boston University (BU) the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce, translate (as defined below) and/or distribute worldwide my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in any format and medium.

    I agree that BU may, without changing the content, perform any activities necessary for preservation and proper dissemination, including but not limited to translation of the work to any medium or format, and addition/editing of descriptive information (metadata).

    I agree that BU may keep more than one copy of this work for the purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.

    I represent and warrant that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights of my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. If the work contains material to which I do not hold copyright, I warrant that I have obtained written, unrestricted permissions from the copyright owner(s) to grant BU the rights required by this document. I warrant that such third party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the content of my work, and that copies of permissions were provided to BU when my thesis or dissertation was submitted. I acknowledge that BU will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured.

    I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works (such as articles or books).

    I agree that the document mentioned below be placed in the BU archive of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (currently the institutional repository OpenBU).

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  • Please enter a value between 1839 and 2007.
    If you submitted your dissertation in 2008 or after, you have already submitted the information requested in this form and do not need to fill it out again.
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