Gathering, reproducing and distributing information is often an integral part of an association's business and activities. The information and material used by an incorporated association may be gathered from many different sources, including the Internet, and the association may itself produce its own original material. This might be in the form of documents, records, pamphlets, posters, photographs, drawings, videos, newsletters, books and magazines, to mention just a few. The information both used and produced by an association is likely to be protected by copyright, which means that the material may not be freely copied, used or distributed. Associations pursuing not-for-profit purposes are not exempt from copyright obligations. Therefore, it is important for incorporated associations to be aware of copyright protection in order to protect their own material and to avoid infringing the copyright of others. This Section deals with some basic aspects of copyright.