Copyright issues with Plot Summaries for Season 3 of The Last Kingdom.

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Hi Folks, I have a question I'm hoping someone is able to deal with. Someone has submitted plot summaries for season 3 of The Last Kingdom and they are direct copies from Netflix which is a breach of copyright.Is someone here able to fix this? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/...
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The Episodes I'm referring to are 3.3 to 3.9.

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If they have been submitted by Carnival Films or Netflix then it's all good. As the production company they would have the copyright for these plot summaries.

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One other thought, Although plot summaries are listed, fans are unable to rate the episodes as the release date has not been included. As the entire season has been available since 19th Nov I'm hoping that someone here is able to remedy this.

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The bit about release dates is another problem, that deserves a separate thread.
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Many thanks for the heads up on that I'll create another thread.  :) 
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Release dates have been added and TLK fans are on the ratings campaign. :) 
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Usually these type of plot summaries coming from the production companies and distributors are more-or-less PR and what I would call ”general info”. I personally see no real reason why they should be deleted/replaced (unless they’re somehow badly written, include mistakes, spoilers etc). But sure, maybe IMDb also feels that they should be changed. They always make the final decisions.

There are probably thousands of similar cases if you count plot summaries, taglines, etc (meaning info taken from the ”official sources”). Sometimes the info comes more ”directly” from the production companies, sometimes it’s added by a fan. Or anybody.
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Taglines are a quite different thing as they naturally must be quoted from an official source, a poster.

For plot descriptions IMDb's rule is clear:

"Don't copy from other websites, which includes blogs or official sites, unless you can prove ownership. Plots must be your original work. All copyrighted material is excluded from the plot summaries database. This includes movie guides, newspapers, and even the blurb on the back of the Blu-ray case."
https://help.imdb.com/article/contrib...
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If they are public domain, surely it would still be proper for them to be marked accordingly in some way.
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Thanks for your reply but in this case they were not submitted by an official source.