As the operator of BORIS, the university is responsible for compliance with the distribution rights of the texts. For this reason, the BORIS team checks on behalf of the university whether a secondary publication in BORIS is permissible. Provided that the researchers do not intentionally violate any rights and do not violate the BORIS guidelines, the University of Bern will protect them from legal claims arising from the use of BORIS.
The content of the text, however, will not be checked. The copyright responsibility towards third parties remains with the author.
If there are indications of copyright infringement, we will remove the corresponding text from open access. See also the Repository Policies for BORIS.