[Foundation-l] IMDb sued for revealing actresses age

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Wed Oct 19 12:49:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:40:18 +0100, Thomas Dalton
<thomas.dalton at gmail.com>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15360864
> I'm not sure of the details of this case, but it looks like it would
> be worth us keeping an eye on it since it could potentially have
> repercussions for us. Hopefully, the case will either be thrown out or
> it will turn out to depend on the existing relationship between the
> site and the actress (she signed up to something called "IMDbPro"). I
> can't really see how anything like this could be successfully brought
> against us, but you never know.

I thought the BLP policy clearly implies that the birth year should be
referenced otherwise it must go. I do not think we should wait till
somebody sues the WMF (unless the birth year is referenced to IMDB and as a
result of the case it will be hidden).


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