***Because this post was reprinted by another blogger as her own, I have removed the bulk of the post. I had intended to keep this matter private until the blogger in question wrote a blog insulting me with a direct link to my site. I felt an explanation of what actually happened was necessary. Julia
An abbreviated version of the original post from May 23, 2012:
Thing of Beauty, The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia, by Stephen Fried– it’s a good book. Gia’s story is beautiful, heroic and ultimately, unfortunately, as the title says… tragic.
I don’t watch many commercials – except during the Superbowl, and I rarely look at print adds, but I am fascinated by fashion photography.
The legacy and influence of Gia Carangi, IMO the greatest model in the history of supermodels, survives and thrives.
Gia’s legacy is alive and well.
Here’s what happened:
We all have ‘em. I’ve read posts about entire books stolen, bruhahas over stolen blog posts. Well, I got one.
I found a post of mine on a big site – credit given to another blogger. The post was lifted directly from this site. My posts are copyrighted the moment I put pen to proverbial paper.
I contacted the Copyright Office at the larger site and then contacted the blogger who lifted my post.
The blogger and I exchanged a series of unpleasant emails – the content of which I originally posted here, but for the sake of decreasing any drama, I’ve archived them.
The larger site took my letter seriously, read my original post, and removed her post and the link to her website post (i.e. my post) within 10 minutes of receiving my letter.
(In any case, no, I do not write for Vogue – this post was an original post and it originated here. I am the author and owner of every single post on this site, except for stated guest posts. This particular post or article never appeared in Vogue Magazine or any other magazine.)
I’m going to quote my friend, artist and writer Mat Nastos, and refer you to his post: Please Don’t Steal My Work.
Apparently I must now state this clearly…
This post is the property of the author Julia Rachel Barrett. It may not be reprinted without permission from the author or attribution to the author.