Faculty and staff of the university are expected to comply with all relevant federal and provincial laws when carrying out their duties and responsibilities as employees. When dealing with copyright laws, which may be open to interpretation and honest differences of opinion as to their applicability, employees who act honestly and in good faith in complying with Western’s guidelines while carrying out their employment responsibilities will be considered by Western to be compliant with the law and will be defended by Western in the unlikely event that they are sued as a result.
The Canadian Copyright Act serves to strike an equitable balance between creator rights and user rights. As both authors and consumers of works, we at Western must be aware of the privileges extended to us as knowledge creators and our obligations when we employ the work of others in our research, teaching and learning.
Unless otherwise indicated, content on Western's copyright website is licensed under
a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.