(Closed) Chinese replica dress maker using my wedding photos taken from Weddingbee!!!

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

Oh my gosh. I’d be pissed.

Post # 4
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think i remember this happening to someone else in the Hive, but I can’t remember who

Post # 5
1149 posts
Bumble bee

I’m so sorry this has happened to you!  If you check their site they *should* have Terms of Service which include instructions about how to file a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) request, which would then legally require them to remove your content.   

I hope this helps!  Please let us know how it goes.   




Post # 7
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

my thoughts are its the internet – so anything posted on the web is up for grabs, doesnt make it legal but you cant fight some of them due to distance and cost

but!!! my husband takes underwater photographs and anytime he puts a pic on his website he always makes it a low resolution pic and he has his copyright on the photos

he has found his photos on professional websites around the world, he sends them an email and a invoice for the the cost of using his photos – so far the pics have been removed within hours, well except for the one place that offered to pay for the use of the photos and thats what they did


Post # 9
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you enlist your photographer’s help? 

Post # 10
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m no lawyer, but the problem isn’t that you own the intellectual property, since you don’t.  You didn’t put any thought into creation of any of the products involved.  You do, however, own your own image.  Your body is your own by natural right.  Maybe someone on here more experienced in law can help you word that better.

Post # 11
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

*bumping in hopes that one of the legal bees will respond*

Post # 12
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

This is uber creepy.  I would be mad.  I hope someone with a legal background can help.

Post # 13
1149 posts
Bumble bee

Check your photographer’s contract – if you are granted the rights to the images, you should be able to furnish a copy of that as proof and they’d need to remove it. 

If he/she is the owner of the rights to the images, they’d need to be the ones to write in to the site. 

Also to answer your question, we don’t assume ownership of the images you post on our site, so there is nothing legally we can do to get these guys to stop, unfortunately.  

So sorry this is happening to you! 

Post # 14
1149 posts
Bumble bee

Also want to add, you should be able to argue that they don’t have the right to use your image and likeness, but I *think* (not a lawyer here) that is really only legally enforceable if your image/likeness is a “brand” (like, they couldn’t use a pic of Jennifer Aniston in your gown to sell the gown, b/c she is something of a “brand” or a “product” for herself). 

I know we have some lawyers buzzing around the Hive, hopefully they will chime in soon to weigh in on this.  

Post # 15
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our photog gave us a signed contract stating we held the rights to the images. Did your photog do that? If so, I would send that.

Post # 16
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

thats soo rude of them to just use your picture.. on a slightly bright thought. you must look awesome in your dress for them to even think of using it.. 🙂

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