I would like for this “Read Article” link at the SSWUG.org website to take readers interested in my writing to my writing and not to a screen to sign up for a service.
This isn’t the first time I’ve asked about this – I’ve requested my work not be linked on this website in the past. I believe publishing my work without my permission is not right. I believe a link directing an unsuspecting user to a sign-up screen with the intent of collecting money from them for access to my freely-available writing is not right. I do not accept any argument that my assigning $0 USD for access to my writing constitutes a transfer of copyright, nor does it imply anyone is able to charge others for providing a link to content owned by me, even if I choose to make the content I own available for free. And if it did, shouldn’t I at least be asked first?
This is my work. I choose to not charge for access to it. I do not want others to charge for access to this portion of my work.
Is this asking too much?