why do a bunch of Bewitched images have "Viva"

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Why do a bunch of Bewitched images have the word "Viva" in purple in the upper left corner of the images?
example
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057733/mediaviewer/rm1996185600



I've never heard of it and have no guess as what it is.

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Posted 5 months ago

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Not allowed watermark of a Philippine TV Channel


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lol. knew someone would know. all i could think of was paper towels and that just didn't make sense.
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Not only do those images have an improper watermark, they are also the wrong aspect ratio.
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Hi all,

Thanks for finding these.

If possible, please submit an image deletion request for these images as they're ineligible for listing due to the watermarks associated.

Thanks for helping keep IMDb as up to date and accurate as possible!

Cheers,

Joel 
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Mike, I've just deleted about forty watermarked images on Bewitched, I think every Viva picture is gone now.
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Thx Marco, but those watermarks are ok. See
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/so-are-the-only-station-logos-allowed-original-ones
There was another reply that gave a much better explanation but don't see it now.

And I may be done caring about fixing images. I needed help with an issue and was told to use an option that doesn't work and couldn't get a follow-up.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/need-help-with-190721-170407-625502

It's unfortunate because I've removed a ton of dups. Here's just 3 examples.



It's a shame considering imdb uses individuals to do this maintainence. So I'll keep adding names and probably an occasional image, but as for fixing stuff I don't care if every image gets a dup or is otherwise bad. It'll just mean more to tag with names. In my opinion, dups take away from the experience significantly.

If I sound bitter, it's because I am at least at the moment. Maybe when I feel better my mind will change.

Here are some dups I was looking to fix.

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Thx Marco, but those watermarks are ok.

Obviously, I hadn't fully read that thread. :)

And I may be done caring about fixing images. I needed help with an issue and was told to use an option that doesn't work and couldn't get a follow-up.

I fully understand. Contributing to the database can be maddening sometimes. IMDb is a pretty good website, but they aren't always too good at communicating with their contributors. It also doesn't help that the photo area is the section that needs the most monitoring, at least at this point in time. It's a relatively recent change that users can upload pictures and before that, it was almost impossible to add/correct/tag/delete pictures. I remember at one point (but this may very well be ten years ago) I had to create a list of all the photo related errors on IMDb just in order to prove that this was a problem that needed to be taken seriously...

It's unfortunate because I've removed a ton of dups.

As someone who has also deleted quite some pictures, I thank you for this. And I'm happy that you'll keep tagging names.
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On the watermark I don't think you missed anything as it was madding to try and get a clear answer, but I know in practice that watermarks are very inconsistent.
Case in point:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5363417/mediaviewer/rm218319360
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5363417/mediaviewer/rm990071296
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5363417/mediaviewer/rm855853568

It's unfortunate that I really care to try and make imdb more accurate and consistent. I've learned alot in the past month or so just so I could do that.  I practically don't get declinations anymore except for some odd issues. But someone who tries to be helpful is going to run into those, but then teeth get kicked in.

In any case, I like and enjoy imdb, but I'm pretty sour on it at the moment. Maybe before I die I'll change but time will tell.
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IMDb accepts the Getty Images watermark?
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apparently yes. got multiple of these

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and apparently it's ok to have a watermark on the primary pic for a name.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005176/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


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Getty Images are not allowed.
They are copyrighted.
They are not a TV Station Logo
Had to remove all Getty Images from one of my polls.

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-a-really-big-shue-ed-sullivan-the-singers-an...




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I can't figure out the complete reason why, but I think gettyimages are ok if they are for an event. That's the only theme I've been able to gleam from things I've submitted.

And I have to wonder, if some watermarks are ok (eg station logos, production companies), then if an actor licenses a gettyimage could they then not post it??

I honestly don't know/understand all the nuisances completely, but I would like to, or at least I used to. Still not sure how much I care beyond adding name tags other than finishing the job fixing the jeffersons because I'm not a quitter and started on it.
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I think gettyimages are ok if they are for an event.

To the best of my knowledge, photos with a watermark of Getty Images are never allowed. That said, in quite a bit of cases, my request for removal has been dismissed on original submission and only after coming here and asking about it, it was fixed.

Still not sure how much I care beyond adding name tags other than finishing the job fixing the jeffersons because I'm not a quitter and started on it.

I hope you'll be able to get everything regarding The Jeffersons straightened out.
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I think gettyimages are ok if they are for an event.

To the best of my knowledge, photos with a watermark of Getty Images are never allowed. That said, in quite a bit of cases, my request for removal has been dismissed on original submission and only after coming here and asking about it, it was fixed.

Still not sure how much I care beyond adding name tags other than finishing the job fixing the jeffersons because I'm not a quitter and started on it.

I hope you'll be able to get everything regarding The Jeffersons straightened out.