Newswire: Actors will soon have to list their real ages on IMDB again

Back in September, the state of California passed a law allowing anyone in the entertainment industry to force sites like IMDB to remove their age or birthday if they didn’t want the information posted. The idea was to protect actors who don’t want studios to know how old they are so they couldn’t be discriminated against because of their age, but the actual legality of the law was outrageously shaky—thanks to this whole “free speech” thing we have in America. At the time, one critic even pointed out that it shouldn’t be IMDB’s responsibility to protect people from discrimination in the first place, but that it should be the actual studios and executives that do the discriminating.

Now, much to nobody’s surprise, it looks like a federal judge in San Francisco is getting ready to toss out the law on the grounds that …

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