Images/photos tagged on title pages vs. name pages

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There are many posts clarifying that images you are tagged in on Title pages will not show on your Name page, even if you are tagged in them (and have IMDbPro), and explaining that we can add them separately to our own galleries. However, the image rules also specifically state that we cannot post screen captures unless we own the rights. Does the fact that the owner of the rights has posted and tagged us in their images imply permission granted, or somehow otherwise satisfy your Name page posting conditions?
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Karen Voels

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Rights of Copyright Owners

Copyright owners of films hold the right to perform or screen, reproduce or communicate the film.

Copyright owners of television broadcasts hold the right to make copy a film of the broadcast, rebroadcast or communicate the broadcast.

Performers or actors in films and broadcasts will also have performer's rights in their performance.

For more information, see Rights of Copyright Owners.

I believe that a standard contract in most westernized countries for the services of an actor grants you certain rights to your own likeness. While it may or will restrict you from using said images for commercial purposes, it may or will grant you rights of use for non commercial purposes. A portfolio for instance. IMDb is a quasi portfolio. Facebook too. Now this does not mean that event photos would qualify. They are commissioned by studios sometimes and belong to the studio and may be licensed as seen fit. This would be outside of your contract for the performance. Most photo studios will usually grant you use as long as they are credited. There is a place for this info on upload. Who is gonna turn down "FREE" advertising?!
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Hi Karen,

Thanks for getting in touch. 

Still images from titles are OK to add to your name page - should another user claim copyright against them we will request sufficient evidence of this and can simply accept a deletion request should it be eligible. 

I hope this helps.