Suggestion for avoiding copyrighted duplicates

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Curious about something... 

Deleting duplicate images that do not have copyrights is easy enough. Maybe there is something that can be done to avoid duplicates that do have copyrights from getting uploaded in the first place (since this are the ones that are hard to delete). If a content provider is uploading images that have a copyright in the metadata perhaps a prompt can come up or a box can be clicked when the copyright info auto populates. Something like “Have you confirmed that you are the first to upload this copyrighted image for this film or person? IMDB.com would like to avoid duplicates.” 

For example the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has copyrighted images from three sources:

Photo by Merrick Morton - © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Photo by Merrick Morton

Photo by Fox Searchlight Pictures - © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

It’s possible that one person uploaded three versions of the same images with three different copyrights. Or three different sources, Mr. Morton, Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox all uploaded without looking to see what was already up.


Maybe this could help avoiding duplicates. Maybe the tech heads on your staff would be able to provide something like this as a fix. 


Just wondering.


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Will (Employee) Any feedback on this?
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Hi, Ben Hampel. Idea topics rarely receive feedback from the IMDb site authorities within the span of a year let alone two weeks. This particular idea is somewhat trivial to implement, so there is hope. At the very least, it would help if some light is shed in regards to how hard it is to cause images with attached copyright data to be deleted.
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Ah ok. Thanks. Let me know if I can be of any help in regards to your last sentence. I don't mind doing the research.
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Well, I mean, it would help if an officer of the IMDb company explained why their data-editing staff give contributors are hard time about deleting duplicates of the pertinent kind.
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Word.
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3748528/mediaindex?ref_=ttmi_ref_mi
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has 1,072 photos. 834 are event photos. I stopped counting the number of event photos that could be removed at 88. Sure there's many more. You mentioned above (I stumbled across your reply in my e-mails) that ... oh wait. I thought I read that you suggested a visual aid showing the extent of the duplicates but no that I re-read you reply I'm not seeing it now. Oh well. If it would help I've attached screen grabs of the event gallery. Images in red are duplicates.





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Also ... In this case all the duplicates are from Getty.