1. The Creator is an academic staff member of the University of Melbourne and the author of the following thesis.

2. The Creator grants to the University:

2.1 the right to deposit an electronic version of the thesis to the Eprint Repository at the University; and

2.2 the right to store the thesis on the Eprint Repository and to make the thesis permanently available to the general public via the Internet at no cost to the general public.

3. The Creator warrants that to the best of the Creator’s knowledge and belief:

3.1 the thesis is an original work;

3.2 *the Creator is the owner of all of the intellectual property in the thesis; or

*the Creator is entitled to deal with the intellectual property in the thesis by publishing the thesis on the Internet;

3.3 the Creator has the right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant the University the rights contained in this Agreement; and

3.4 the University’s use of the eprints pursuant to this Agreement will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

4. The Creator acknowledges and agrees that the University is not responsible or liable for any breach of their intellectual property rights in the thesis, in particular any breach of copyright, as a result of the use of the thesis pursuant to this Agreement.

5. The University acknowledges that the rights granted by the Creator in clause 2 of this Agreement, do not cause any transfer or assignment of any proprietary rights in the intellectual property in the thesis to the University.

Signed by the Creator as confirmation that the Creator has read and accepted the terms of this Agreement:

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