Juxtapoz Rips Off Swallows and Daggers

Apologizes for the lack of material of late. I’ve welcomed a new addition to the family and haven’t had the time to dash off content with any regularity. That said, I’d like to make you aware of Juxtapoz and their shabby treatment of the good people at Swallows and Daggers. For those unaware, Swallows and Dagger  is a blog which focuses on both traditional and non-traditional tattooing. One of the great things about their site  are the fantastic interviews with a variety of tattoo artists. Those interview are so interesting that Juxtapoz elected to lift them lock, stock and barrel with out crediting Swallows and Daggers. In an 11/8/12 post here (see Juxtapoz, it’s that easy) Swallows and Daggers wrote:

 

A few weeks back I got an email from one of our contributors saying that Juxtapoz had been taking whole interviews and entire sections out of our interviews and reposting them without credit or prior permission. He got blown off by them with the following response

“I apologize if you feel something Juxtapoz posted was not properly credited from the link from which the interview excerpts and artist quotes came from. I’m sorry if you feel like your work or any of your writers work misused and I can assure you it was unintentional and won’t happen again.

The internet is a big, vast, open space with infinite information, and accidents happen.”

I decided to get in contact through a contact on linkedin who worked for Juxtapoz’s publisher. I mailed him he offered to help and then I heard nothing. When I contacted him again he said he’d been in contact and would try again.

Yesterday I got this response;

Hey Cian-

Thanks for reaching out and sorry for the delay.

I apologize if you or one of your writers feel something Juxtapoz posted was not properly credited from the link from which the interview excerpts and artist quotes came from. I’m sorry if you feel like your work or any of your writers work misused and I can assure you it was unintentional and won’t happen again.

The internet is a big, vast, open space with infinite information, and accidents happen. I spoke with one of your writers, Shane, a few weeks back and the following posts had been edited:

http://www.juxtapoz.com/Tattoo/adam-lauricella

http://www.juxtapoz.com/Tattoo/tattoos-from-jr-tubbs

I’m not sure if those posts, or Shane as a writer is who you were referring to, but thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Best-
H

from Hannah Stouffer who is one of Juxtapoz’s web editors. Unfortunately for Hannah she forgot to delete the CC’s and fwd’s from the email thread before contacting me. So how did Juxtapoz feel after we caught them out stealing our content?

Well Editor in Cheif Evan Pricco had this to say

“can you deal with this dude? he is annoying. ”

We’ve got a record and screen captures of everything Juxtapoz have “accidentally” stolen from us via the “big, vast, open space with infinite information” that is the internet. I’d really appreciate if all our readers could help us spread the word on this. There’s a post on our facebook page that we’re urging people to share to gain attention as Juxtapoz would rather we just go away and stop annoying them.

You can contact Evan or Hannah via evan@juxtapoz.com or HS@HannahStouffer.com

If you enjoy Juxtapoz (full disclosure, I do) then you may wish to reach out to Evan and/or Hannah in order to learn just what the fuck they’re playing at.

 

– Captain of Games

Ps: Their editor and chief’s last name really is Pricco. Seems apt no?

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