Answered By: Ellen Phillips
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2018     Views: 2

If you run into legal difficulty, you have several options. You may:


  • consult with BU Libraries;
  • consult with the Office of General Counsel (617.353.2326, (although your scholarly articles are owned by you individually and not BU, and the University cannot represent you legally, we are ready to protect the University’s interest in open access and will be happy to talk with you to illuminate the issues); or
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