Looks like Rich opened Pandora's box, and now the manuals are out, public and FOR SALE
I doubt there is anything he can do about it either... There are no copywrites on a defunct company.
No one to go after him really. No one on the forums have any real claim to any copywrites for the manuals either.
I saw this coming a year ago.
Another website.,,,,,,carversound.com has downloaded and made available (for a fee) most of the manual content provided here.
They've also removed the 'If you paid for this you were robbed' front page and watermark on every pdf file.
I've contacted the webmaster
1152 N 1400 W
Saint George, Utah 84770
and asked him to cease and desist.
I explained that the material was donated by members who were prior techs, owners of equipment and sometimes both, and that their donations were under the condition that I take some measure to help prevent such resale.
His response is that public domain material cannot legally be 're-protected', suggesting that he'd "rather pay money than have to navigate your site' and rather glibbly suggested I try to shut him down.
I had no intention of threatening the activities of carversound (their site is linked from my main page) but now feel that I should pursue this in some fashion.