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Corporate misuse of intellectual property primarily occurs because of lack of individual and collective knowledge in an organization. Many employees who use copyrighted materials every day in the workplace are unaware of the permissions or restrictions that apply to this content. Take this quick quiz to find out if your organization could be at risk for copyright infringement: Corporate Self-Assessment: Print this brief questionnaire and randomly submit it to 10 employees or managers of employees who use content such as design standards, or any documents that are protected by copyright. Ask them to answer the questions truthfully and anonymously.

Scoring: Count the number of “Yes” answers. Even a single “Yes” could put your company at risk for a costly copyright infringement action.

Education not litigation: To learn more about educating employees on the proper use of Intellectual Property, see “Protect Your Company.”