On the other hand. So does the website that posted the article and requires a login to read the follow-up.
I like that someone called Scribed out and they fixed the situation.
UPDATE! Evil Wylie contacted Scribd and successfully negotiated a resolution. Scribd now offers the option for an author to PERMANENTLY OPT ALL DOCUMENTS OUT of the "archives." This is effective immediately. This doesn't mean that what they did was right (although their terms and conditions allow them to basically do whatever), but they do respond to complaints rather swiftly.
As far as I can tell, Scribd's primary business model is monetizing pirated content.
I considered letting my editor know about it to see if she wanted me to request it be taken down, but then I figured I'd rather more people see the paper anyway so left it alone.
I would ask the uploader to add proper attribution though.
(Scribd may be evil, but academic publishing is like a coven of necromancers)
So basically it's YouTube, but for documents.
The conversion rate there is b-a-d bad--my experience has been ~3 sales per 200+k reads. Other publishers have seen similar rates. They have an audience who is simply not willing to pay.
I agree completely.
The entire system appears designed to take advantage of the fact that users will upload just about anything, and the rights holders have to actively monitor the whole of the internet for each possible infraction to protect their rights.
Why am i asked for a login to see their response?
>You are attempting to access a resource on this site which is restricted. Please login below. After re-logging in, you will be automatically directed to the page you were attempting to access.
Not too happy with that.