Negotiating with Pirates

I thought this was a (likely rare) exchange worth noting, between a well-meaning book pirate (reader, not seller) and scifi author John Scalzi.

“Okay, so I’m an idiot and John Scalzi very politely spanked me for being one….”
reddit.com/r/scifi/comments/ … _politely/

Not the kind of pirates we’re used to dealing with aboard Scrivener, eh, Bob?
Vic