Who We Are

We’ve been defending copyright for decades. We know why the system often doesn’t work for independent creative professionals. Now, we’re using that experience to build a copyright management suite for independent creators.

David Newhoff

David Newhoff

co-founder, 10+ Years Copyright Advocacy

Building on his background in film production and communications, David is a widely respected advocate of creators’ rights. Since 2011, he has written nearly 900 articles, on the blog The Illusion of More and elsewhere, endorsing strong copyright rights and questioning the tech industry’s assault on those rights. He has been cited by scholars and the creative community. In 2020, he published the book Who Invented Oscar Wilde? The Photograph at the Center of Modern American Copyright. 

Steven Tepp

co-founder, 25+ Years Copyright Advocacy

Steven’s extensive background in IP law and policy began as an attorney for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, after which, he served as senior counsel for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office and then as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for the Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Before co-founding RightsClick, he started the IP consultancy Sentinel Worldwide, and teaches copyright law at George Washington University Law School.