Legal aspect of institutional thesis repositories in the Republic of Croatia
Universities, colleges, and polytechnic schools in Croatia are obligated by law to publish student theses. At the same time, every student has a legal right to decide autonomously whether or not to allow the publication of thesis as it constitutes his or her intellectual property. Given the significant role of institutional repositories, here we propose several solutions to this legal problem, including changes to legislation, publication agreements (contract) between institutions of higher education and student authors, and inclusion of student author’s consent in the terms and conditions of study.
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