Post # 1
I can’t find the Bee in question, but I saw this on Pinterest and I knew instantly it was a case of stolen photos. I know the girl had dress regret, and changed some things on her dress, but I can’t find her specifically.
I wanted to let her know so she could contact them and get her photos taken down. Anyone know the bee in question
Post # 3
Oh my gosh, is that the bee who altered the dress so much that it cost her so much money but it was too late to go buy another dress? I definitely recognize her face!
Post # 7
@DelilahDiamond: oh this is creepy. I seen this bees post too. What they want with her pics is beyond me, they couldn’t find the stock photo of the dress
Post # 8
They must’ve thought she was a model, lol, she’s so pretty!
Post # 9
Thanks Bees, I just messaged her to let her know. I hate that that sort of stuff happens. It’s ridiculous. I don’t begrudge those who block out their faces in their photos.
What a sham place. I can’t believe they would use those photos. And I hope no one bought a dress from them thinking they would get that one!
Post # 11
@boogiewoogies: lol right?? She looks amazing in that dress! Before AND after alterations. But, I doubt they really thought she was a model.. I mean, they’re clearly pix taken with an iphone lol
Post # 13
Hi @DelilahDiamond: Looks like my detective work paid off the same way as other Bees… in so much as I was able to track down the photos via GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH back to WBee, and this post = http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/augusta-jones-jessie#axzz2ksjuayxC
I am not 100% sure tho how this will be able to be resolved by the Bee in the photos:
1- You mention Pinterest… if you are famiiar with the WBee website ANY IMAGE that is posted here can easily be put up onto Pinterest by anyone … just hover over a Photo and the Pinterest link will come up (this is something WBee implemented many months ago… infact it is pretty much encouraged)
2- I get that DHGate doesn’t own the image… and therefore is “misrepresenting” the Dress that they have listed (which BTW is a Size 18W, so clearly not the one that this Bee in the Photo is wearing)
DHGate is an Off-shore (China) Bridal Knock-off company… they are not going to give one hoot about US Copyright Laws or Personal Privacy. AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT THE OP IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO ABOUT IT
Plain & simple
So there you have it Ladies…
When you put your Photos into cyberspace they become property of the Public Domain… you lose all control
The best you can hope for, is that you crop them in such a way (or shade them) to remove your face so they are rendered useless to such pirates.
Post # 14
Yes I do know I saw this bee post too!
And sorry for sounding so noobie, but what is dhgate?!
Post # 15
@This Time Round: Yeah I know they can’t do much. But DHGate does have a way of complaining about 3rd party photos being used. And regardless, the bride should know.
Also, You don’t lose all your rights to your photos simply because they get put on the internet. Ask any photographer if by putting their photos up online, they’ll give up their photographer rights. That is such an incorrect statement, I had to reply. You don’t give up your rights. This is why you see stock photos being used on sites like OffBeat Bride, or even here, the Bee Bloggers who use photos source all their photos. Because that’s how it should be done. Just because people don’t know the rules of photograph usage does not mean it’s ok and should just be a “lesson learned”. If you’re going to try to be a ‘teacher’ on a site like this, you should at least be ‘teaching’ correct things.
I’m closeing this thread now. I contacted the bride in question, the owner of the photos, and if she wants to go through the DHgate steps and contact them to get her photos removed, then she can.
Post # 16
To @SimplyEuphoric: Re – DH Gate
See my Reply # 12
Hope this helps,