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270 Points

Thu, Dec 20, 2018 2:04 PM

Credit removal

Hello,
I have the same problem. I would like to see this page removed: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9842418/?ref_=nv_sr_1
I appear in the short movie related for a split second, for which I was never asked consent to use my image, although I am credited for it. Now this page comes up in Google when searching for my name, while I am in no way an actress nor am I a public person. I do not find a contact page on Imdb and posting this is apparently the only way to communicate, for which I had to create an account and yet give away more personal data.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Please remove name page.

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270 Points

2 years ago

Hello,
The point is not to remove the credit in the movie since it is actually me. What I want is the page bearing my name to be removed since it sustains that I am an actress. This page should not exist since it is not the case.
When I click on Edit page, I can edit the page content, not ask for the page itself to be deleted.

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270 Points

Why would I change the gender? You also just said you would not alter correct information. This is not the solution.
How am I not identifying myself, I am asking to delete a page that bears my name, so you have my name. I am happy to provide proof of it, however not on a public thread and only to an IMdb official rep.
I am not an actress, what other information do you need to remove a page that claims that I am ? You keep saying you do not alter correct information like appearing for a split second as a walk-on role 10 years ago makes me an actress.

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61.6K Points

2 years ago

SF, there are literally tens of thousands IMDb name pages of people who are not ”actors”. IMDb name page doesn’t mean that the person is an actor or that he/she works in the film/tv industry. It’s not a CV/resume (although of course people can also use the name page for that purpose), and it doesn’t mean that the person is looking for more work in the film/tv industry.


Basically, it only means that the person has been credited in some film/video/tv production - either as an ”actor” or as ”him/herself”. Anyone with a name on the actual credits (captions/spoken introductions during e.g. news story, documentary or talk show also counts) can also have a IMDb name page.


I can’t really comment on what comes up with Google, since I assume that’s a bit more complicated issue (which IMDb can’t really control). But having a IMDb name page doesn’t really mean anything.

Ps. Note that Dream Weaver is not part of the IMDb staff, even when he said ”we are committed etc”. You can tell when someone from the IMDb staff replies (”Official rep”).

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270 Points

2 years ago

I never thought that Dream Weaver was part on IMdb staff hence why I mentioned I was ready to prove my identity to an IMdb official if it could help. I understand they quote IMdb's policy towards information displayed.
I understand that a lot of people have IMdb pages without being actors. And yes it doesn't mean anything. Why then make such a fuss about deleting a page that bears my name. IMdb seems to pride themselves in having accurate information. What is the point of having thousands of fictitious "actors" when the credits are already on the movie's page ?
Having it come up on Google is another subject and it does not seem to be a problem to have it removed from such web searches (dealing directly with Google on this matter).
I still stand that this page should not exist on IMdb. I respect your opinion but it is not your name up there. People are entitled to choose how they protect their personal data and whether it is displayed online or not. By typing my name, you find this page, then you find this movie, then you have my image and you can identify me. I am asking for this link to be deleted so it is not so easy to identify me. If you do not see the problem, I don't really care.

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80.9K Points

2 years ago

Some other hints: you have a name page in IMDb, because you were credited once, and the data model demands it.

We are not talking about a little of people having a page on IMDb, we are talking about more than 5 millions. So having a page or not is meaningless if you have a single entry on it. Again because this is the way IMDb is built


Last but not least: having your name credited made it a public information, which does not belong to you anymore.

Except if you are a European citizen, where you could have law on your side, following the GDPR enforcement, even in the US. But I am not even sure that it could apply to a credit.

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270 Points

2 years ago

1) I never asked why I have a name page on IMDb, from the start I understood why it ended up this way. It is not because this concerns millions of people that I have to agree with it or I can’t try to challenge it.


2) I actually never gave consent for my image to be used in this movie. Yes I am a European citizen and actually in my country, having your image photographed or shot does not equal giving consent for it to be used or published.


3) My name, my personal data, my decision.


4) I actually initially replied on a thread called « remove my name page », and someone created another thread calling it « credit removal », which I believe is misleading because being credited in the movie is a separate issue which I understand that IMDb has nothing to do with.


5) Last but not least, does anyone have insight on how to get in touch with an IMDb representative, since I am trying to have my name page removed and not so much explained why I have a name page and why you think it is meaningless

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80.9K Points

2 years ago

Thanks for these clarifications. Here is what I think:

The EU regulation makes it mandatory for any entity to get prior clearance from the person being photographed (i.e. still or moving image) before exploiting it by whatever means, even in a semi private circumstance like a company, let alone for a movie.
So your first target should be the producer or the director or whatever authority who had you  appearing in that short without your written consent.

Regarding your item #3, it would be critical to determine whether GDPR protection may apply to that context, i.e. being credited. I think you may have a case, but you would need professional guidance here, which I am not able to provide. I am just a little knowledgeable in that area (I am European as well).

IMDb staff has no responded yet to that new topic, so you can expect so, but I am afraid their answer is predictable. First because they will never remove information, including a name page, related to a factual credit. Second because they are not familiar at all with GDPR (even though a large part of them, if not all of them, work in the UK). And moreover because the root cause looks like an issue between you and the short producer, more than you and IMDb or Google...

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Thanks. The person whose thread I originally replied on seemed to have had the same issue and it looks like IMdb did delete the name page. Just trying to have the same done.

I have separately contacted the production company and web search engines (since under EU regulation they should remove links coming up with my name, which would already solve half the problem).

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308 Points

a year ago

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Cam, please stop all this bumping of old posts. You're not helping yourself, au contraire. Apart from that, you're bothering everybody who uses this forum.