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Tue, Dec 4, 2018 6:52 PM

Cold War trivia

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6543652/...

This long trivia item and some of the other items on the same page are identical to parts of this article by the film critic Emanuel Levy:
http://emanuellevy.com/uncategorized/...

Is IMDb able to say whether the trivia items may have been submitted by Levy or whether they were copied by someone else? Should they be removed?

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2 years ago

Hi Peter -

Yes, these trivia items would be in violation of plagiarism, as mentioned in our trivia guide:

"Do not copy entries from other publications, either offline (books etc) or online (Wikipedia etc.). We cannot republish copyrighted text."

I have now removed the two trivia items in question, if there were any missed trivia items please let us know!

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The long item that I linked is still on the page. Is your edit still pending?

I looked further and another item seems to be from another piece by the same writer:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6543652/...
http://emanuellevy.com/uncategorized/...

And this from a third piece:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6543652/...
http://emanuellevy.com/review/feature...

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Hey Peter,

These have been removed now and I've confirmed they are no longer appearing on the page. 

Thanks again!

Joel 

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I still see the long item at the bottom:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6543652/...