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Why is IMDB being violating the law, specifically California law AB 1687 that requires them to remove our date of birth upon request? When submitting a resume for any other job in California you don't put your age on. It's disappointing that IMDB is using their freedoms in an adverse way, specifically their freedom of speech. Actors run your website. Without our our contributions, you would not be as effective so why not show us some respect. Where is this negative defiance coming from? It has adversely affected me significantly since my age has been posted. I look very much younger and play younger roles although my actual age is 10 years older and now I've had way fewer auditions and less agency consideration. I'm not sure what sort of satisfaction anyone can get out of ruining someone's career even though we've sacrificed so much to even get an IMDB presence.  Please consider how your actions are impacting up and coming actors like me.
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Why is IMDB being violating the law,
specifically California law AB 1687
that requires them to remove our date of birth upon request?...
by Koko Masako
Joined on December 5, 2017
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/koko_masako
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Filmography by type for Koko Masako  ??
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2278989/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2278989/reference
IMDb Resume:View Koko Masako's more detailed resume.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2278989/resume (IMDb Pro)
Date of Birth: 13 November 1971, Oakland, California, USA
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Do a search here at GS for "California law AB 1687"
437 results
(Some may be off topic with this GS Search)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMDb
Litigation
In 2011, in the case of Hoang v. Amazon.com,
IMDb was sued by an anonymous actress for more than US$1,000,000
due to IMDb's revealing her age (40, at the time).[41]
The actress claimed that revealing her age could cause her to lose acting opportunities.


On January 1, 2017, the State of California implemented state bill AB-1687,
a SAG-AFTRA-backed anti-ageism statute which requires
"commercial online entertainment employment services"
to honor requests by their subscribers for their ages and birthdays to be hidden.[49]

On February 23, 2017, Judge Vince Girdhari Chhabria
issued a stay on the bill pending a further trial,
claiming that it possibly violated the First Amendment
because it inhibited the public consumption of factual information.
He also questioned the intent of the bill, as it was ostensibly meant to target IMDb.[50]

As of the beginning of 2017, IMDb has received 2,300 requests from individuals
to remove their date of birth from the site.
Included in this group were 10 Academy Award winners
and another 71 who’ve been nominated for Oscars, Emmys, or Golden Globes


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oh... and there is this to look at...

https://www.google.com/search?q=California+law+AB+1687
About 513,000 results (0.31 seconds)


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I just wanted to know why they are fighting so hard against this.  I am knowledgeable of this ongoing litigation.  Thanks though.
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Koko: IMDb got a court order to prevent the State of California from enforcing that law for the time being. See http://deadline.com/2017/02/imdb-age-law-halted-california-1201945603/ for details.
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I just wanted to know why they are fighting so hard against this.  I am knowledgeable of this ongoing litigation.  Thanks though.
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"Actors run your website"??? Koko, do you know that the world population is bigger than Californian actors and their egos?
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Please don't attack my comment, it was meant to get a justification not for criticism.  And just to clarify, actors contribute significantly to the content of IMDB i.e. their credits, their stats, their bios, etc.
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