When do still photographs qualify for an archive footage credit?

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I'm still a bit confused as to when a still photograph qualifies for an archive footage credit, despite the guidelines (shown below).

What about a news show, for example? Below you'll see a screencap from an episode of SECULAR TALK called "Tulsi Gabbard Rips the Arrest of Julian Assange". Tulsi Gabbard is credited in the title. And from the vidcap below, you can see that her still image appears next to the host. Should Tulsi Gabbard be credited for archive footage?


 
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Hi all,

If she wasn't credited on screen then she shouldn't receive a credit on the title as the image wasn't specifically created for this title, if that makes sense.

Regards,
Will 
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I'm still confused. If her name had appeared under the photo, she would have been eligible for an archive footage credit?
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J., according to cast guidelines it would be more of "(credit only)" attribute in a Himself category, if it's eligible, that is. 
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Here’s the older thread (not sure does it help, but still):
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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Hi J. -

To help clarify, we will make credit exceptions for individuals who appear in still images on titles, however, the exception can only be made if the image content was created specifically for that title; so if the image was from another title it is not eligible.  You can find further information regarding these credits and the exception requirements on the following guide: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/cast-acting-credits-guidelines/GH3JZC...# (look under the "General Notes" section).
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The picture of Tulsi Gabbard is presumably a stock photo. It wasn't created specifically for that title, but it doesn't come from a different title either. This may be the first title to use the image.

I'll assume she is not eligible for an archive footage credit. Thanks to Will and Michelle for the help. I have to confess that I'm still confused about the intricacies of these photo rules, but maybe we can visit the topic later.
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Hi J. -

Unless the image was created for the specific title, it won't be eligible for a credit (if that helps clarify).  Concerning an archive footage credit, if someone's stock likeness appears as a photograph or as a poster on a wall, or on the cover of a magazine, etc. in a scene of a title, it's not eligible.
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