Credit removal

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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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SF

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Eboy

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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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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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SF

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Your point being ? This is the problem I have been describing from the start. Takes only a few clicks to find my face, I don’t see how sharing with everyone here is helping.
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The employees at IMDb as well as the founder of IMDb do look at these pages. This is the second cycle of their work day. They have chosen so far not to comment. Everyone here has replied as would a staff member. While you will in all likelihood not get what you want, here is the contact outside this forum.
Good Luck
Happy Holidays
https://help.imdb.com/contact

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SF

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Oh thanks, I had not found this.
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Hi SF -

As mentioned above in this thread, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information from our records.So if you worked on the title, even if you are not (or no longer are) an actress, we will need to retain the credit and name listing on the site.

I can see that you have contacted our support team and that they have e-mailed you directly to address your concerns.  If you have further questions, you are welcome to e-mail us again through our Contact Form.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thanks Michelle
I gave him the same
https://help.imdb.com/contact
a few hours ago when he would not take no for an answer.
Have a good weekend!