How Long Do You Have to Wait for a Credit to Be Removed?

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I searched the database before posting, but what I came up with predates the new IMDB (i.e., the responses were before February, 2017). I received a "ticket number" with a copy of my reasons for requesting the deletion. I know that these requests take time. I'd just like to know the general waiting period interval.

Thank you.
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Steve Crook, Champion

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Hello,
it can take some time to get something removed, that's why we usually recommend merging it into something else wherever possible rather than removing. The IMDb don't pubish any figures for how long a request to remove something takes (AFAIK), I believe it depends on which section of the database it's in (Writers, directors, trivia etc) and they are more like to check requests for removal more thoroughly - all of which makes it all take longer

Sorry I can't be of more help

    Steve
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Thank you. I do hope that work on a film (made or dead in the water) is reviewed for removal before film trivia.
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hilary

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Yes, it is.
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Hi hilaryjrp -

I can confirm that our editors received your Title Deletion request through the HelpDesk and are currently investigating, you should receive a response from them through our HelpDesk shortly. 
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Thank you, but there is nothing to investigate. My name and property were uploaded to your site without my permission for a film in early development (whose entering "development" I was never apprised of). IMDB uses the word "dubious" to describe a situation such as this, where being listed on IMDB is disallowed. That it is legally disallowed derives from the fact that I gave no permission for material pertaining to me to appear on your site. Case closed. Again: I did not give my permission to the "producer" to co-opt my name or property. Again, I did not give permission--verbal, via electronic communication, or via U.S. mail. Never gave permission. I have the right to my identity and my work. Remove it from your site.

Thank you.
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Hi hilaryjrp -

Thanks for posting your feedback, I have passed along your comment to the editors currently reviewing your request and as mentioned above, they will reach out to you via the HelpDesk shortly.  Cheers!
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Thank you. [EDIT (FIVE DAYS LATER): SHOULD I EXPECT TO HEAR FROM YOUR HELPDESK, OR NOT?]
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The Danger for Naive Artists of IMDB Not Complying with Take-Down Requests.

I'm posting what hopefully will be a final comment on a nightmare.

After having a poster whose handle is Idiot Savant offer the most comprehensive and supportive response yet to a problem I had with a credit-deletion request, I contacted IMDB with a detailed reason for a DMCA take-down. Awake again in the small-hours due to real anguish over this, I believe the socially responsible thing is to make those community members interested in having their material deleted from IMDB aware of the situation that arose in my case.

I stumbled upon my name, material, and IMDB site by accident. I never 1) created the page; 2) asked for it to be created; or 3) was informed it had been created. This occurred in the summer of 2017.

I live nowhere near Los Angeles or near anyone sufficiently deluded to call him- or herself an entertainment lawyer. I believed that the IMDB chimaera would die a quiet death. But in early December, the "producer" sent me a link to a password-protected site on which the names of industry celebrities appeared, all purported to be affiliated with my material. This was too good to be true; it was alarming; and I immediately began to request proof that the grandiose claims were founded in reality. No proof was forthcoming.

The presence on IMDB gives credence to any fly-by-night claim. I saw the potential for legal difficulties if I did not establish, immediately, electronic proof that I was not a part of this producer's enterprise. I wanted to make clear that I was not claiming that one of the top casting directors in the industry, in addition to perhaps the most famous older actor on the planet, knew even my name, let alone agreed to participate--in one case, allegedly gratis--in this "production."

No proof forthcoming by December 31, 2017, I started to request here on this forum the removal of my IMDB page. I was and have been told IMDB staff are "working on it," a claim which stretched credulity if only because no one had contacted a fairly significant party to all this: me.

This morning, January 16, while submitting my DMCA claim, I had to include the link to my IMDB page. Sure enough, there it was--edited on January 12 to, I assume, strengthen the legitimacy of a claim it belonged on IMDB. (I say "assume" because while I took a screenshot of the page, I failed to take multiple screenshots wherein the production details would have been revealed.)

The reason for this post is social responsibility. A perfect storm is created for the naive dreamer who wants, more than maybe life itself, to become a star--whether on-screen or behind the scenes. IMDB "cred" is cred-indeed. To mingle this with password-protected sites on which the names of easily recognizable industry heavy-hitters appear may be all that is necessary to open the wallets of those artists most desperate for their lives to be validated by Hollywood.

This is a danger IMDB ignores to the peril of the hundreds of thousands, if not million, users worldwide that regard it with various levels of respect, up to and including awe. IMDB, by ignoring requests for deletion, legitimate requests for deletion made in a timely manner for reasons involving first and foremost human dignity, may expose the less cynical among those users to being defrauded financially.

I have done my due diligence by making this post. I have been sleepless for nearly a month due to this problem; and I wish to prevent any other innocent from experiencing the shoddy treatment I have experienced, or from being duped with an IMDB page all his or her own, to believe that soon, dreams will come true.

God--or Life--Bless You.
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Hi Hilary,

I have reviewed your page, and searched the site but I can see there were two previously loaded versions of the title which have both since been removed from the database and it appears the title is no longer live. If this is not the case, please can you provide a link to where you are still seing the title and we can look into this for you further.

Thanks
Meredith