(Closed) Anyone else found a picture of themselves on someone else’s ad?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

yeah, uhm thats a little creepy! it would be funny if you emailed them and asked them whats up with that

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

That’s really damned sketchy.

One time, and this is a true story, I made a video for a bf lipsyncing to a me first and the gimme gimmes song. I was standing up, dancing and acting like a spaz. At points I was sort of leaned towards the webcam.

Well, apparently somebody jacked the video off of youtube, cut it down to a few frames into an animated gif, and one of my male friends later found it as a camgirl ad on a mexican porn site. True, true story.

Innocent (and not illicit in any way!) video turned into a porn ad. Wtf.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

lol! call ’em out!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@50 – that is SO CREEPY!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i would definitely call them out on it and ask that your picture be removed… also contact the owner of the site and let them know.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yikes! That is not cool at all!!!!!!

I was a religious studies major at university…that’s NOT a theology major.  My best friend, a RELS student and Pakistani-American Muslim, found herself in a pamphlet for the theology school on campus.  They also sent out an email asking for ‘ethnic people’ to pose in photos with their real students to make the school look more ethnically diverse.  Seriously????

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ew creepy. Call them out on it! And let the site owner know that photos of you are being used without permission…yetch.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I second (third) the comment to call out the poster. They should have at least asked your permission.

It could be that they are using your photo to sell a dress that looks nothing like yours.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yes, that happened to me! Someone stole my photo from my craigslist ad and put it up on Preownedweddingdresses. I contacted the site immediately and they took care of it :-). But I was really upset!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve never had this happen to me; but people i know. That is why I don’t post a lot of pictures online. It’s too easy to copy someones pictures and post as your own. The girl I know had her pictures copied and someone created another facebook page with them and was trying to get people to meet her in strange places. Very creepy but unfortunatly if you don’t want your pictures taken you shouldn’t post them online. Because there’s no way to stop it. & it’s not really illegal.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@LacyLust- That’s not true, actually. There are a lot of places where by uploading said pictures you ARE giving the site the permission to basically do whatever the heck they want to. (I.e facebook. They can do whatever they want with your stuff, and also, after you delete things on there, it isn’t ever really deleted). It IS illegal to take other people’s stuff without reference or permission. A snippet from an article about it…

“Photographers are no more vulnerable to copyright infringement on the Web than they already are. Photos posted on the Web can be easily downloaded, but copyright laws still apply. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was passed and went into effect in Oct 1998, tieing photographers’ rights in with the commercial Web sites’ property rights. It is illegal to use any photographers’ works for commercial purposes without consent. The courts agree and several high-profile cases are making the public increasingly aware of photographers’ rights.”

Sorry for a soapbox, but it IS illegal. 🙂 I know it’s probably not common knowledge, but it’s sad.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ 50 I was basically referring to places like Facebook & Myspace. I would be upset if someone was using it as advertisment . Just stating it’s hard to really keep your stuff private and out of those hands when you post them publically. It’s a creepy place out there. Never know who’s snooping around on your stuff. Even on here.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Actually I still think it’s ID fraud. It might be difficult to catch or stop, but that doesn’t make it not illegal.

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