We couldn’t believe it either.
A new Dutch website which offers people the ability to purchase merchandise featuring pictures of other people’s children has made thousands of parents seriously reconsider what they post online.
Koppie Koppie is an online business which is being criticised for profiting off pictures of other people’s kids. The scary thing is that it’s totally legal.
The sales line says, "Someone's kid on your favourite mug", the company thrives on parents not worrying about their online security.
And it aims to make the point that parents should be more aware when it comes to online privacy.
The website obtains copies of personal images via social media accounts and is able to do so via a creative commons license on photo sharing website Flickr. All the photos used are freely available and are being used to decorate products for people to buy.