(Closed) Please read: Replica dress site steals personal photos

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
11335 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SupermansSweetheart: This has reminded me I think this has happened before, like a couple of years ago to another bee

 

Post # 4
Member
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sorry to hear that, it sucks.

Just be aware tho, if it is an Off-shore Company (ie China)… there is very little you’ll be actually able achieve thru threatening with legal action.

Which is exactly WHY there are unscrupulous companies out there doing this kind of thing…

Because they can (and do) get away with it.

 

Post # 6
Hostess
11335 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SupermansSweetheart: Too right you were, hope they listen and take it down, it makes you feel vulnerable doesn’t it

Post # 10
Member
5408 posts
Bee Keeper

@soontobemrsm11:  well for one it would discourage many people from using it since it’s distracting to the purpose of advertising a dress, plus it makes it obvious that that image belongs to someone else so people would be less likely to use it in a way that isn’t agreed upon.

Think about it like this: if you were selling a knock off dress and you found an image in a google  search that was unaltered, you might think it’s a great promo picture. But if you found a picture with someone’s name/watermark on it, you might feel like that looks stupid/unprofessional to try and rip it off. 

Post # 11
Member
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It’s really unfortunate. I was actually googling my dress yesterday, and saw that one of the china shops was using photos of at least two different ‘bees! 

Post # 12
Member
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh! I’m so sorry this happened to you! It’s also a weird picture to choose, since you’re holding the neckline down to make it a sweetheart. I’d be really confused about what the neckline looked like if I was shopping their site. I’m not personally opposed to dress replicas, but this is just really shitty of them. 🙁

Post # 14
Member
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wow.  You should contact DHGate directly if the seller isn’t being responsive.

Post # 15
Member
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

The same thing happened to me within this past month. I messaged them, and DHGate. DHGate didnt undertsand me, and tried to get me to fill out trademark paperwork (that didn’t apply to my situation) and after three messages to the seller, the finally replied back “it’s sold out. sorry.” and marked it as sold. I was so angry, but whatever, I can’t do anything now.

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