Eugene, OR asked in Copyright for Oregon

Q: I made a binder with information on survival skills, recipes, how to make fire, cpr charts etc that were taken from

Google, I posted on a social media page with intentions just to share my ideas. people asked if they could buy the PDF from me to print their own. I didn’t claim anything as my own and realized afterwards that this could be counted as copy right. Am I going to go to jail over this??? I am having severe anxiety that I possibly could have messed up my life by sharing this info in exchange for $$.

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Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You do not go to jail for copyright infringement of this type, if it is even copyright infringement. People making counterfeit DVDs or the like on a massive scale are the ones who go to jail. Whether or not what you copied is even copyrighted or copyrightable is a different story and would require a review of everything you copied.

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