Somebody has added my film to IMDB and created a lot of inaccurate credits. Can anyone edit data for my film on IMDB?

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Why can a stranger edit data for my film?
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Yes, any registered IMDb user can submit additions, corrections, or deletions to the data on IMDb, subject to approval by the IMDb staff.

If IMDb had to rely on the filmmakers themselves to submit their films to IMDb, many films would have been left out because the filmmakers were too busy to submit the information, not interested in participating in IMDb, or deceased.

If some of the data on your film's page is inaccurate, please click "Edit page" and submit the appropriate corrections.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
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Thank you Champion1, but what about people who attach themselves to a film, yet they don't deserve the credit?
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That's what the "Edit page" function is for. If you are the filmmaker, you can upload screen captures of the credits to a free file-sharing service like Photobucket or PostImage.org, and then submit corrections to IMDb to remove the people who falsely claimed credits. You should be able to check a box to provide an explanation for the correction, and in the explanation you can link to the screen capture of the credits as proof of who should really be credited for the work.

If someone submits inaccurate credits to IMDb, that is supposed to reduce their credibility with IMDb and make it less likely that their future data submissions will be accepted without proof.
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Thank you Gromit82, is there a way I can find out who did it or what email address was it sent from?
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No, IMDb generally keeps the identity of data submitters confidential except in a few circumstances, such as the following:
  1. if the submitter allows their identity to be disclosed;
  2. if it's the kind of data that a user signs like a biography or plot summary;
  3. if it's one of the wiki-style sections like a parents guide or plot synopsis;
  4. if they are legally required to identify the submitter like by a subpoena or court order.