Post # 1
Hello everyone, I was browsing DHgate for wedding dresses and came across this link
The girl in the pictures is a bee, who got married last year. I am sure of it! Is this legit? Why are they using her pics? Sorry, i had to share so appropriate action could be taken!
Post # 3
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
@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
Wow that’s crazy! I agree, maybe you should PM her!
Post # 6
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 # 8
I have messaged sofiekitty. Thank you for naming that Bee for me!
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
That’s crazy, I really hope they asked her permission to use the photo!
Post # 10
- 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
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 # 13
Yep, what a dirty lying seller.
Post # 14
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
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
@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.