Fight. These arrogant leaches who live off the sweat of more talented brows and shield themselves in arrogance and hypocrisy must be brought down. My wring on scribd.com is posted with traditional copy-write and while anyone may read it (just as anyone may read an article in a newspaper, even without buying the journal in question) it is my property, my child, the unique work of my unique heart and mind. Anyone who takes it without so much as a by-your-leave is guilty of sequester, is a thief, a common criminal. They will try to delay you, side-track you, confuse and bamboozle you, but persist.
As a writer, and as a reader, I am with you 150 per cent. If you decide to set up a petition of support feel free to get in touch with me (you can find me under the user name globalvillian on scribd.com. I know the username has an errata, I sometimes mix spanish spelling with english, been away too long). I advise you not to ask us to complain to cooks source directly given that they will enjoy the increase in visits this gives them, but if possible give us an email address for them where we can state our feelings about this kind of cold hearted piracy without boosting their 'circulation'.
This is not just about you, or your writing. It is about all of us. Nobody should be expected to thank a rapist for a good time. Nobody would dream of thanking a drunk driver who left us paralyzed because "now we can enjoy the money we get from workers comp", nobody thanks an abusive father (or mother) for "the gift of life". Sue the ass off the bastards, and make as big a noise about it as possible, Get yourself some publicity on the side. Get everything you can. Retract your previous offer if possible. No point in behaving like gentlemen when dealing with scum.
Jeremy ffrench Birmingham