About Us

Howard Richman, President

Howard Richman formed StopWebPirates.com as a response to his horror that his own titles were being given away for free all over the internet. Already successful as a small publisher, he has learned first hand the frustration of having his copyrights disrespected. Mr. Richman began Sound Feelings Publishing in 1984, and produced many titles in the fields of music and natural healing. His most successful title, Super Sight-Reading Secrets had 45,000 in print before it was converted to an ebook in 2007. At first, he thought this was a great idea, to make his book available cheaper and faster to a wider audience. But over time, his own sales went down to ZERO and he finally realized that thousands of filesharing sites were offering the title for free and other sites were illegally SELLING the ebook and keeping the profit! He cautiously checked his other titles and sure enough, they were also being stolen… all over the internet. Mr. Richman was determined to find a solution and realized that there are others in the same situation.

Strategic Partner
Thomas M. Dunlap, Copyright Attorney

There are certain occasions where websites ignore our requests for takedowns. In these cases, we are proud to recommend Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, PLLC to assist with copyright right infringement matters.  Tom Dunlap was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Layers in Entertainment by the Hollywood Reporter in 2010 for his work in copyright infringement litigation.  Please visit their website at Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig.

 

 

Credits

Home page illustration by Dave Stephens