2 Messages


80 Points

Friday, April 1st, 2022 1:24 AM


Big Data -vs- Individual Rights

While I understand that in its terms of use IMDb has stated that the company reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in its sole discretion, however, as it related to personality rights, I believe that individuals have the right to control the commercial use of their name, image, likeness, and other unequivocal aspects of their identity. 

IMDb is intentionally engaging in deceptive practices with strong negative implications. IMDb poses as a database however, there are regulatory databases that undergo factual analysis in compliance with legal protections and the law to protect individuals from companies like IMDb that are not seeking to perform services for the good of the public. IMDb is a private company engaging in its actions for profit. IMDb has an unfair advantage and a monopoly in the industry. 

IMDb is no more than a “social” engagement and networking site for individuals within an industry, much like LinkedIn is. By biding people in perpetuity to being featured on its site IMDb is violating individual rights and challenging while threatening the fundamental protections guaranteed to individuals under the first amendment.  

See the below links to the voices of people who just want to be removed from this social site that wishes to be a database. There are people who have incorrect credits listed that want them removed. There are people who have moved on with their lives and want to be disassociated with the industry. Again, IMDb is not a regulatory agency. It is private company, deceptively holding people’s image, name, and identifying aspects within its private database for its own gain - to build its company, its website, its monopoly, and its own personal database. 



When individuals express that they do not agree to the terms of the use of service that IMDb requires of its users and do not wish to be featured on IMDb they should be able to have themselves removed from this social platform regardless of what projects they have actually or factually been featured in or not.

IMDb is a for profit company which, from public information, generates revenue from paid memberships and advertisements. It does not engage is public services for public good.


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67.4K Points

1 year ago

At the end of the day, IMDb is an historical database and definitely for ”public good”. Sure, it serves as a resume/CV for many, but every name page becomes part of the history at some point.



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@eboy​ Yeah it's like a library, the public come in and read for free but the more people come in, the more funding the library gets to stay open. If an author didn't want his book in the library they shouldn't have written and released it to the public in the first place, it ain't the libraries fault, they're just doing a public service to people and the furthering of knowledge.



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1 year ago

No one, including IMDb, has a "monopoly" on public information. Perhaps, you should spend some time researching the terms you misuse before posting a rant? If you were part of the industry at some point, why should history forget that?