CALIFORNIA LAW CENSORING AGES ON IMDB FACES SKEPTICISM FROM APPEALS COURT

SAG-AFTRA attempts — and struggles — to reverse a federal judge's ruling that AB 1687 is unconstitutional.

SAG-AFTRA attempts — and struggles — to reverse a federal judge’s ruling that AB 1687 is unconstitutional.

According to IMDb, Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962. That makes him 57 years old. Such information is unlikely to disappear from the digital sphere based on an oral argument on Monday before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The federal appeals court is the latest to take up AB 1687, which California lawmakers passed in 2016 in an effort to crack down on age discrimination in the entertainment industry. Under the law, a provider of online entertainment employment services must remove the age of any subscriber who so requests. IMDb, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, operates a premium site for professionals, meaning that under this law, Hollywood actors and actresses have an avenue to censor age-related information on IMDB.com, a website for all to see.

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