Where’s Arnold Diaz from Shame on You when you need him?
We have a fairly liberal photo use policy at Pink Cake Box. We allow most non-commercial sites to use our photos as long as they add a link back to our site. The majority of people respect this license and for the most part we haven’t had any major issues.
But invariably some people violate this policy, and one of our blog readers recently notified of a really shameful violation:
Hey Anne, I write to your because of course, I love your cakes! And 2, because a couple weeks ago I was at a red light, and I saw a small truck from a cake company here in Santiago, Chile, with one of your cakes pictures printed on the back! I don’t know if you have the rights or if they have a permission from you (iI don’t think they’d do), so I thought I should let you know someone is using your cake in their company image. I took some pics of it with my cell hone, they’re not good, but here they are :
The company’s name is Candelle and their website is www.candelle.cl Note: Other cake designers will notice they have also used stolen photos in their gallery.
Update: There is one more egregious offender I’d like to point out. House of Cakes Dubai has managed to not only steal photos from other cake decorators, but has managed to remove their watermarks and replace them with their own. Read this cake thread to learn more about how the shop reacted once confronted by the true owners of the photos. And finally, read this comment from the House of Cakes owner to truly understand the level of craziness we are dealing with.