, January 11, 2012
American Fireworks News first published the core of this book in 1989. That was my article, "Stinger Missiles." That article was published with my permission. However, all subsequent versions of that article were published without my permission and without compensation. American Fireworks News has behaved very unethically, even probably illegally in violation of copyright laws. They are aware of my viewpoint on this and apparently continue to distribute this publication in addition to it's publication in their "Best of AFN" series. Never have they asked my permission since 1989 to reprint this piece, nor have they paid me or offered to pay me even a dime in royalties.