Anyone want to start a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against IMDb?

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Start a class action lawsuit for refusing to remove pages.  Violation of minor rights and privacy laws.
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That sounds like a waste of time which will only make the lawyers rich(er)
The IMDb records everything possible about every eligible film or TV show and all of the people involved in it. They will never remove pages about eligible productions or people. If there's anything that can be proven to be wrong then they give you the facilities to submit a change (which should include proof as to why it's incorrect)
What is it that you're actually objecting to?
    Steve
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Were not you proposed here to contact the help desk directly yesterday regarding your issue?
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I did contact the help desk and this morning and got this reply (that help desk btw had an inactive email button until I got the link from the imdb reponse:

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us.

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. 

Thank you for your understanding.
Best regards,
Atticus
IMDb Customer Service
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See tons of comments on Tech issues NOT resolved for users all  the time & NO IT tech replying to said comments , makes one wonder.
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Steve, the person who made the original submission has made two submissions requesting to take the pages down and both have been denied.

This was a favor that my kids did for a school mate's mother who was shooting an educational short. They did not get paid, have a speaking role, and it did not get distributed.  Unbelievable.
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Has the short been made available publicly (YouTube?) and does it credit your kids?
Yesterday, you claimed that IMDB is exposing "personal information" about your kids. What are they, besides their credits on the short?

(Remember, I am a mere contributor, and a father myself...)
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Thank you Vincent.  Only their names are displayed.  I would still think a parent has a right to refuse their children's name on the internet unless they give consent.

The postings of their names listed plus "working" as actors (although they didn't get paid nor have speaking lines) prohibits our ability to book a "real people" commercial.  They are not actors nor have ever been on an audition.  We have an opportunity to book a "real people" commercial (casting agent sought us out) but their IMDb pages are preventing that and could result in loss of wages for all four members of our family if they aren't removed immediately.
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I just checked and yes it is on youtube
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> I would still think a parent has a right to refuse their children's name on the internet unless they give consent.
 
You might think that, but it's not the case. Especially when it's available to everyone on YouTube 
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The postings of their names listed plus "working" as actors (although they didn't get paid nor have speaking lines) prohibits our ability to book a "real people" commercial. We have an opportunity to book a "real people" commercial (casting agent sought us out) but their IMDb pages are preventing that and could result in loss of wages for all four members of our family if they aren't removed immediately.
In the first post of this thread this was a privacy issue and now it's a money issue. Interesting.
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disregard my comments
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> Steve, the person who made the original submission has made two submissions requesting to take the pages down and both have been denied.
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> This was a favor that my kids did for a school mate's mother who was shooting an educational short. They did not get paid, have a speaking role, and it did not get distributed.  Unbelievable.
But were they credited? If they were then their names were publicly advertised.Even if it didn't get a commercial distribution, it was presumably shown somewhere or it wouldn't be eligible for inclusion in the IMDb.
Actually, that might be your best route into this. Rather than just threatening the IMDb with lawyers (which they always laugh off), if you can show that it was never shown publicly anywhere then you can just get the title removed which will also remove the listings for the kids
    Steve
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Thank you Steve.  I just checked IMDb and it's on youtube so I guess I can't go that route either.  This is a real problem for us.
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Threats of class action lawsuits are laughable unless someone actually acts on one, then they're not fun.
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They're fun for the lawyers who get to be very rich off the back of them
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