We will not misuse the copyrighted material of any other entity. Many publications and data sources carry restrictions on their use or are licensed to an individual within CBRE rather than the full Company. Forwarding to CBRE employees or clients materials provided by other entities, or posting these materials on an intranet or extranet, may be a violation of copyright laws and CBRE policy and could subject us to monetary penalties and other sanctions. If you are in doubt regarding whether any material is copyrighted by someone else and whether it can be exploited for your or CBRE's benefit, seek advice from the Legal Department.

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Morton is a researcher in Chicago, and part of his job includes gathering information and creating analysis on current trends in multiple lines of business. Morton has several single-user, on-line subscriptions to relevant publications, and he uses these subscriptions to create analysis on the market and the industry. Recently, Morton started downloading these publications, in total, and forwarding them to a large group of coworkers so that they could pick and choose what topics they wanted to read. Upon downloading the documents, Morton notices that some of the articles have a © and copyright descriptions printed on the cover pages.

Is it okay for Morton to forward copyrighted material to other employees within CBRE?

Yes No
Correct Answer — No

Morton has the right to use these materials for his analysis because the company has paid for a single-user license. However, to download and forward copyrighted material to other employees is in violation of his subscription and the originator's copyright.

Irma is putting together presentation for a large industry conference. During certain parts of her presentation, she wants to incorporate the latest hit by the band Fiesta League. So, Irma downloads the hit song on iTunes and inserts it into her presentation.

Is this allowable?

Yes No
Correct Answer — No

Generally, most popular music is protected under copyright by the owners of the intellectual property. Irma must receive permission to use the song before inserting it into her presentation.

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