Why IMDb – Yes, the Internet Movie Database – Is Suing the State of California

Nov 10, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“IMDb has sued the state of California to invalidate recently enacted legislation requiring subscription entertainment database sites to remove an actor’s age, if requested by the actor,” reports Dave McNary in Variety.

The story adds, “‘IMDb shares the worthy goal of preventing age discrimination,’ attorney John C. Hueston said in the complaint. ‘But AB 1687 is an unconstitutional law that does not advance, much less achieve, that goal. To the contrary, rather than passing laws designed to address the root problem of age discrimination, the State of California has chosen to chill free speech and undermine public access to factual information.’”

To read more about this story please click here, which will take you to the Variety article.


  1. It’s not just a matter of public access to factual information.

    It’s matter of access to public records, which is what birth certificates are.

  2. When people ask “How could Trump win?” This is the foolishness in gov’t that people are tired of. A law placating “offended”, overpaid people, who make donations and sponsor donor parties. Meanwhile, those of us that can’t afford to make donations, because of our healthcare deductibles, see no effort to assist with a solution for Obamacare. Remember – we were told – you won’t lose your current doctor or your current healthcare provider. That isn’t as important as protecting an actor’s age? That is how someone like Trump gets elected.

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