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Anti Porn Producer Sues Amazon for Mislabeling at Internet Movie Database

Nesya Shapiro Blue worked on the documentary “Against Pornography” but that didn’t keep Amazon from listing two hardcore porn films, “Fantasy in Blue” and “Dreams of Candace Heart” as part of her producing credits. The correct producer is Nancy Blue but despite repeated requests for correction, Amazon, the owner of IMDB.com, never responded. Shapiro Blue is suing Amazon based on claims that her reputation was “severely tarnished” and that she lost out on film opportunities because of the errors.

This case has really interesting ramifications if it is ever litigated given that IMDB relies, in part, on user added information. IMDB does promise to correct errors if brought to its attention.

Sometimes, especially when two or more people have similar or identical names, correct credits can be associated to the wrong person. If this is the case, please identify all the credits that belong to one of them and we’ll move the incorrect ones to the other person(s) sharing the same name

Ultimately the court may decide whether a website owner can be held responsible for the dissemination of inaccurate information which could be harmful to a person’s reputation. In the past, this has not been successful.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. Kristen Southwell
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 17:56:55

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