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Wed, Oct 3, 2018 6:58 PM

Online Harassment

I am being harassed by someone online, whose identity I do not know, since April this year. I have reported it to the police as well as to IMDB support however this person is still at it. They have now taken to spreading lies and getting my credits erased as IMDB support finally stopped them from editing my bio (they were posting all kinds of things on it). This person apparently also started their own thread here and is going by the name of "anton". The thread is called "actress with fake credits". Please do not listen to this person and help me block them from accessing my profile. You are welcome to call the Irish Police (Garda) and verify that I have a large file on this person's actions. If there is anything you can do to keep my career safe from this person, please do so. Ive been fighting this battle on IMDB for months.

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2 years ago

Adam: If IMDb had followed that policy from the start, it would never have had pages for people such as Alfred Hitchcock, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne, all of whom died before IMDb was founded.

Even if you only wanted to allow living people to control their own pages, you have to take into consideration that some people have important aspects of their lives that should be included, but that they would not want to include on their IMDb pages if they had control of them. (See the biographical trivia pages of Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, for example.)

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2 years ago

True, however if IMDB is imformed of harassment, they should do more to stop it.

Champion

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2 years ago

Katarzyna: I recommend that you address your concerns in the other thread at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/actress-with-fake-credits, where you have already posted, in order to get the correct credits restored.

If you provide evidence, in the form of screen shots of your name shown on screen (for the work where you were credited) or of yourself clearly visible and recognizable in the film/TV show (for the work where you were uncredited), you should be able to have your entries restored to IMDb.

I hope this helps.

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2 years ago

Thank you, the issue is that I do not have copies of the films. Id happily Screenshot myself if I could. But the fact also stands that I did get paid for these roles and was filmed in them.. whether or not it ended up in the edit I am not sure as I haven't seen the films. I am sure most actresses are in the same boat and do not watch everything they do. I can prove that I am being harassed over and over again VERY easily though.

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Hi Cliff, I have never heard of this forum before...if I had, I may have used this rsther than going through IMDB pro support as that takes ages. I did sibmit the bottom of my paystub but I dont safe showing the entire thing. I didnt have a call sheet. I was called when to come in, had a fitting, and was told the day of what my line would be. It was a fairly low budget production and things were not planned out as much as Ive had with othe productions. However, to be honest, if I did have a callsheet, after a year and half I probably wouldnt have it on me either way :/

Thank you sooooo much for letting me know about this. I honestly so appreciate it as I had no idea why they were taken down.

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Cliff, how do you do uncredited? I did not see an option for it when submitting...

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Hi, Katarzyna Anna Czarska Kraut. It's a filmography attribute.

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Ooooooh! Wow. I did not know. Okay. So maybe I should credit myself as Voice/uncredited?

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Turns out the cut out my image footage BUT my line is still in the dialogue

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At this point I suppose it would be. However, I am certain no other actress has to go through this crazy business that has gone on here to simply prove she was in a miniseries. This guy has it out for me, god knows why. Most people would never see the final edit only do the work, take the payment, and add the credit. This is usually what happens. I posted the credit with an honest intention. Who on earth goes through this much trouble to mess with someone in a small pond like me? Like why? I wish I knew to be honest. But as it stands, my dialogue is in it so I will credit myself as voice. This is still ridiculous to me as I honestly thought I would be shown With the dialogue. It was great seeing one of my friends in the same film though:) one nice thing to take away from this awful endeavour. I wish this person would just stop..its been 6 months. Like enough is enough. Dont they have a life? Something better to do than to keep trying to mess with me? Eventually they will be caught and I keep adding to the harassment file. But for now... sigh :/ I wholeheartedly appreciate people like you who look into things (my homepage for instance) and allowing for an explanation instead of simply going by what some random person is saying. Thank you for helping.

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2 years ago

Do more to stop harassment? Such as what?

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Sorry never responded to this somehow. If IMDB becomes aware that this kind of thing is happening (and there is quite a trail of it for them to see on their end), they need to at the LEAST put on pause any edits from outsiders, especially THE SAME edits that keep getting taken down..then put up..then taken down..saying exactly the same stuff or sometimes even worse. Like who would sign off on a bio edit for an actress that says ". She enjoys spending her free time on various business endeavors, writing, DANCING FOR THE CAMERA (this one added), creating, and most of all-- learning" ?? Among many other such added items when it has been reported numerous times that there is someone harassing me? And when the edits keeps getting taken down and them reposted? (I am omitting the rest of the awful things theyve said as I dont even want them on HERE) But what i am saying is, if someone brings it to their attention and there is a trail of evidence that someone is persistently trying to mess up the page, why do they keep allowing edits by the same person over and over? Ive known other people who have had this issue as well. IMDB does very little to stop harassment.

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2 years ago

Nobody owns the IMDb name page about him/her, just as nobody owns the Wikipedia article about him/her. The page is not an account. A person can control some of the details on "his"/"her" page but only the vanity aspects and contact information aspects of it.

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Furthermore, IMDb neither ever was obligated to allow people to control any aspects of the pages about them nor is obligated to allow such a thing in perpetuity. IMDbPro incorporates a luxury service that helps satisfy people who are or desired to be immersed in the motion picture entertainment industry/scholarship.

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2 years ago

what year did imdb start
1990.

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if you are alive you should control your own page I never said about the dead 
So if Phil Spector requests to have the following item removed from his biographical page at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817489/bio, should IMDb remove it?
On February 3, 2003, he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after Lana Clarkson was shot to death in his home in Alhambra, CA. In April 2007 he went on trial in Los Angeles. On April 13, 2009, he was convicted of second-degree murder. On May 29 he was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison (he will not be eligible for parole until 2028, when he'll be 88 years old. If he doesn't get parole then, by California law his sentence will become a life term). He is serving his sentence at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. He was also ordered to pay $16,800 in funeral expenses and more than $9,700 to a state victim's assistance fund.
I would not support allowing people to control the IMDb pages about themselves since some people would omit significant relevant information or just make up false information.

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2 years ago

Hi Katarzyna,

IMDb is a user generated database. Any user may amend or add data to an IMDb page as long as it is factual and in line with the policies as outlined in our submission guides. Please feel free to contact us directly regarding any inaccuracies on your page via the contact us form selecting the IMDb Fan/Contributor questions and choosing the options that most apply to the particular situation at hand and our data editors will be happy to take a look. 

Regards,
Will 

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I have. This keeps happening. Are you hearing what I am saying? I am very uspet that I have keep putting i this much time every week to clear things up on your site.