Copyright applies to any original work, so if the photos in question are actually hers, then she does have recourse. “Fair use” probably does not apply here, because the web site is available to the general public; not just the individual’s personal use.
The DMCA limits the liability of ISPs from transmitting copyrighted materials, but does place a responsibility upon them to remove copyrighted materials.
It appears that Dreamhost has a reasonable process in place to comply with DMCA and give those whose copyright has been violated an avenue for relief:
[quote] (3) ELEMENTS OF NOTIFICATION-
`(A) To be effective under this subsection, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent of a service provider that includes substantially the following:
`(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
`(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
`(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
`(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
`(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
`(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.[/quote]