No, it wasn't your eyes deceiving you!
What you refer to is
a watermark only present in the US digital editions of the magazine once a subscriber has
downloaded a page or pages to PDF on their computer. As the watermark is very faintly
ghosted onto pages in an unobtrusive manner, we don't feel it interferes with the reading
enjoyment of the digital editions. We introduced the watermark as part of an ongoing
trial we're doing to monitor and control piracy of our content... so it helps us to
protect our product — of which we are very proud.
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