Can i use AliExpress images on my website?

Ada
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Hello,

i was wondering if i am allowed to use product images that are on AliExpress. I'm sort of unsure about the whole copyright thing. I know that Shopify did mention in an article that you can use their pictures, but it was quite brief. Just wanted to make sure. Is there anything i have to do? Thank you! Advice on what to do is appreciated :)

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Peter_old
Shopify Staff
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Hey, Ada! 

Trevor the Guru here, 

You're more than welcome to use the photos that are shown on Aliexpress. The photos used on their platform are open source images so you don't need to worry about copyright issues by using the photos they provide. 

If you have the chance, I'd suggest ordering the products you're putting on your website and taking your own product photos. Doing so not only shows you the quality of the product but it also provides better product photos which can help with converting traffic into sales. 

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to our 24/7 support through phones or chats!

Happy selling!

Trevor M

Shopify Guru

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LB3
New Member
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Hi Trevor, :)

is it allowed to use on website and social media pictures showing models wearing a specific product? eg. sunglasses

there's plenty of wholesalers on Aliexpress that display pictures of girls wearing sunglasses and I'm quite sure they haven't done their own photoshooting, but might have purchased the rights to use them? and consequently we inherit those rights as dropshippers?

thanks a lot for your advice!! :)

 

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Eusebius
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Hi Trevor!

Do you have a reference to an information from Aliexpress stating, that their photos are open source? And if so, does it state the os-license (most open-source licences deny usage for commercial reasons or without naming the author)?

Thanks,
Eusebius

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LuAnn_Caprio
Tourist
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This is untrue andyou are leading this business astray. I find photos that I have personally taken, with my camera, on my mantel of my own products on AliExpress - in other words stolen photos and certainly not open source. My photos are not for the taking. Ask AliExpress to produce proof that they are allowed to use my photos! I also find my photos on Etsy posted by sellers who are selling goods they get from AliExpress. I am successful with getting them to remove my photos, however, AliExpress completely ignores all attempts, even copyright infringement forms, since they are in China and apparently can do whatever they want.  The best part is that the items they sell are not like mine - just similar and more than likely sub-quality. Please 

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