[Foundation-l] IMDb sued for revealing actresses age

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Wed Oct 19 13:28:14 UTC 2011

Why is it that after reading such a message, I only get more curious who
this actress is ;)

No dia 19 de Outubro de 2011 14:49, Yaroslav M. Blanter
<putevod at mccme.ru>escreveu:

> On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:40:18 +0100, Thomas Dalton
> <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 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).
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
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