New Feature – Free Title Images

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We are pleased to announce you can now add images to your favorite movie or TV show completely free of charge.  Simply visit the image gallery of your favorite title.  At the end of the gallery you will notice an "Add Image" option.  Once selected, you will have the ability to upload images directly to IMDb.  As with all other forms of contribution, our staff will evaluate your contribution.  
 
This new feature is now available on both the IMDb and IMDbPro full and mobile optimized websites.  For more information please see IMDb Title Images: Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks,
Nic
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Nic: I may be reading this the wrong way, but I wonder if the copyright issues have been stressed enough here.

The FAQ says, "Anyone who has signed into IMDb and is in good standing within the IMDb community can now add images to their favorite movie or TV show."

But later on it says, "Do not add ... Images for which you do not own the copyright or have the necessary rights ...."

I've signed in to IMDb, I'm in good standing within the IMDb community ... but I don't own the copyright to any posters or stills from any movies or TV shows listed in the database. Nor, I would guess, do many of the people reading this.

In other words, are you really looking for fan-submitted images? Or is this just a way to allow filmmakers to submit images to IMDb for no charge? If the latter, that would still be a great benefit, but it's somewhat different from what I originally understood the situation to be.
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Hi,
Thanks for reaching out.  We are very excited to release this new feature. It has been in the works for many months and we are already seeing a significant improvement to many of our pages.

There are thousands and thousands of users worldwide who own or have the necessary rights as outlined in the Title Image Upload help.  Additionally, there are numerous other sources and locations in which images are available for shared or public use.   That said, IMDb respects the intellectual property of others.  As part of this release, we have also provided a way for users to submit copyright claims via the "Report This" button displayed below each image (right next to the "Edit Tags" option).  If someone believes their work has been copied in a way that constitutes a copyright infringement, they can submit a Copyright Infringement claim.  Based on the claim, IMDb will act accordingly, typically removing the infringing material.

Thanks,
Nic
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Emerson,

Are you using Mozilla Firefox browser? If so, then I would like to recommend you to use Google Chrome web browser to submit images.

The same problem happened (and still happening) with me.
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will try but chrome has issues also
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Dibyayan, why thanks for that. I should have suspected browser issues. It was taken by Chrome. Thanks for the assist.
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You are welcome.
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Are images removed from IMDB complelently or they only become disabled ?
Because someone can abuse this feature (Reporting images)
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