Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thou Shalt NOT Steal

To the person who is stealing MY baby's pictures please STOP. I do not appreciate seeing her face on your "Roleplaying" site. It is sick to use my child in your fantasy world or any other child for that matter. I have NEVER given anyone permission to use her picture. So STOP STEALING!!

All fellow Mommies: I HIGHLY encourage you to start watermarking your photographs. I can't explain the rush that I felt when I saw my precious baby's pictures on a some stranger's site, using them for a "game". My stomach was and still is turning, I wish I could have crawled thru the interwebz and removed them myself at that very moment. I know this is the risk one takes when they write for the whole world to see- Anyone, anywhere can have a glimpse into your life and try to take what doesn't belong to them. I hope nobody else will experience what I am feeling at this moment but sadly, I know I am not the first, nor will I be the last.

This is the website I found my pictures on- Polyvore. It is suppose to be mainly about fashion and for those who like to try and create what they call "sets"- a group of pictures to create various looks, but I guess some do not use it in that way and choose to STEAL pictures of babies from blogs and role play with them. Yuck.


  1. Oh my that is creeepy!!

    How do you watermark pictures, makes me nervous now, my husband would flip!

  2. Oh my gosh,
    How do you watermark pictures??

  3. OMG! Some people are just sickos! I had the same thing happen to me on a mommy forum many years ago. She was stealing pics from the internet and passing them off as her own kids! WTH?! I have alot of family photos on my blog too, and I have watermarked them in the past, but I may start doing it regularly again. How creepy!!

  4. Thanks for posting this. I looked at the link and found two other bloggers pics of their children stolen as well.

  5. Thank you so much for pointing this out! Mrs. G contacted me this morning after she noticed my daughter's pictures on the same site. Unfortunately my pictures were watermarked and she still took them. I can't believe some people!! I filed an offense of copyright against her and threatened Polyvore with legal action. It might help if you did the same. The more people filing against this woman, the better. Hopefully they will remove her account.