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Sat, Jun 4, 2022 12:24 AM

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I was credited in an insignificant student film without my consent and IMDb will not honor my request to have the credit removed.

I have a very unique name, and I am tired of people reading that I was an "actor" in a terrible student film with a dumb name when they google me. IMDb is ranked very highly on google, and unfortunately this stupid acting credit shows up as one of the first things people learn when they search the internet about me. I merely offered to help a friend by being an unpaid extra in his film when I was in college, and this damn acting credit has haunted my internet footprint for 12 years. I finally decided to do something about it. I did not consent to being credited and I did not consent to my name being put up on imdb by the director. I have tried to delete the credit with proof that I am the actor in question and it keeps being declined.

Fran

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Hello NoGoodDeed777,

Our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information from our records.

We believe the data listed is factual, as such we cannot remove this as requested.

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"as requested"
How should I request in order for it to be deleted? The "movie" in question is so insignificant it doesn't even qualify to be put up on IMDb. Is every backyard skit on youtube indexed on IMDb as well with full acting credits?
I'm not even an "actor", and I DID NOT CONSENT TO BEING CREDITED in the film. Now my name is tied to it forever because you think deleting my credit from a terrible student film that nobody in the world watched will somehow damage the reputation of IMDb.

What about my reputation? This credit serves nobody, and it actively harms ME every time someone googles my name.
You would have an argument if the movie was actually sold somewhere. If I was paid for the role. Or if the movie actually aired on television or the big screen. It did not.
Please just honor my simple and easy request so I don't have to get lawyers involved.

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@NoGoodDeed777​ 

Was it publicly viewed and were you actually in it and credited in it? If so, you cannot have the credit removed as you cannot erase history.

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@adrian​ 
What does "publicly viewed" mean? I'm sure the guy uploaded it to his personal youtube channel, and then created an entry for it on IMDb because he was a wannabe director using IMDb to give more legitimacy to his "projects."
I never signed any paperwork or received any money, and I was not informed I would be put on IMDb as an "actor" when I agreed to be an extra in his comedy video. If I knew he would be creating an IMDb entry for this little skit, and making an IMDb bio for me without my knowledge, I never would have participated at all.
"You cannot erase history." Why the hell not? People do it all the time. This piece of history is completely worthless. The only person the "history" impacts is myself, and in a decidedly negative way. Zero harm comes to the world or IMDb by honoring my request to have the credit removed.
Imagine, if you will, Adrian - that I asked to take some footage of you. You agreed. I put that footage together with some other scenes and decide in my mind that what I have created is a "movie." I create an IMDb page for it, credit you in it without your knowledge, and name the movie "Butthole Exploration."
Now, every time a future boss, or prospective date decides to use google to find out more about you... The very first thing they see is that you are an "Actor" known for "Butthole Exploration." Would you like that? Would you want that removed? Or would you demand that the credit stay there because you actually were in "Butthole Exploration" and "you cannot erase history."

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It’s no real secret that allowing ”Youtube videos” (and similar) to IMDb is problematic. Especially in this time and age when internet is full of videos. And yes, many videos that are mainly there to cause hate, hurt people or create lies.

There at least should be a much more clear (or: as clear as possible) rules which Youtube videos are accepted to IMDb. And yes: not all should be accepted. Not by a long shot. It’s pretty naive to think otherwise.

Allowing ”everything” (I’m not fully sure if this true, though) to be added to IMDb opens some real concers about cyberbuillying etc, and just gives more ”tools” to some people cause problems. There should be strict rules.  

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Try writing to the administration at the official IMBd address. They usually respond quickly. I, too, have been filmed like this - when I didn't want to. That's why every time I have shootings (I'm an art college student), I order a book report from a writing service to be prepared for any eventuality. By the way, I get it from here https://edusson.com/book-report-writing-service. Already several times, this service has saved me because I work parallel to college, and I don't have time to cook for all the pairings, and coming unprepared is not an option. That's why I prefer to be prepared by any possible method.

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This is why IMDb seriously needs to stick to only feature films / notable directors. There are countless examples of privacy concerns as well as fake pages. Sorry to hear this, OP.