A Bee on DHgate – stolen pics!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

that’s sofiekitty. I’m not sure if they’re allowed to use her picture without her permission. Maybe PM her and let her know. Although, that pic is all over Pinterest so it’s very possible they just took it from there without knowing the original source.

Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MimiLovesHorror:  she does look familiar…maybe she gave consent or wasn’t who she said she was? I hope it is the first two options because getting pictures stolen is unfathomable. Like why would DHgate do that? I would be so upset if I found someone using my pictures 

Post # 5
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wow that’s crazy! I agree, maybe you should PM her!

Post # 6
15014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There isn’t anything anyone can do legally to get them to remove it outside of an email request, unfortunately. I do hope the bee in question sees your thoughtful post and gets the opportunity to at least ask the company or dhgate to remove it. Hopefully they will without hesitation.

Post # 9
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

That’s crazy, I really hope they asked her permission to use the photo!


Post # 10
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

Wow!! i recognize those photos VERY well! i came across them last week looking for wedding dress ideas. i ended up saving all of her pics for my own reference- totally fell in love with that dress- but even more so all the alterations she did.

Post # 11
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

If you put content online, there’s a chance others will use it. I’m always amazed that people are so shocked by this. 

Post # 12
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That’s definitely her.

Post # 13
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yep, what a dirty lying seller. 

Post # 14
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, people keep emailing me to let me know my photos are being used.  I have contacted the site but they aren’t doing anything about it. 

Post # 15
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Almost all of dhgate’s pics are stolen, either from the legitimate designer or an individual.

This is one of the ethical issues that should be considered by those choosing to have replica dresses.


Post # 16
1515 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MimiLovesHorror:  I had this happen to me last year!  Someone on here messaged me to say they saw a photo of me trying on a dress on that site! It was clearly a stolen image, as you could see it was at Davids Bridal (even a sign was visible).

I had to send demand emails multiple times to have them remove it. They only took it down after I threatened legal action and mentioned I had a lawyer friend who specialized in international law.

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