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If I download the report of one famous company(like Forbes, Nua--a market survey company) and translate it for publishing, will this be illegal?
I am an editor of an IT magazine, found the Internet is the great souce of information,but as to copyright...
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Unless any information is specifically stated as being free or in the public domain you should assume that it is under copyright.  I t is a good practice that when reproducing somebody else's work to get permission from them.

I would think that a large company would most certainly copyright a survey they have carried out.  Check with the company, they are the only people who can answer your question because it is entirely up to them.
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