How does publishing get squeezed to death? By thinking that content on the web isn't owned by anybody.
It's not surprising that a service which exists solely to scrape and republish random #longread articles in their entirety made some people — like writers and publishers! — a little upset. What is surprising isn't just that its creators, Mohammad Kayyali and Beshr Kayali, don't think they're doing anything wrong by copying and republishing full-length articles — it's how their entire thought process about online publishing works. (Though perhaps they are just trolling! In which case this would all be darkly funny.)