Lawyers on IMDb Suit: ‘It’s Going to be an Uphill Fight’

October 19, 2011 – In The News
Entertainment Weekly

An anonymous 40-year old actress has filed a million-dollar lawsuit against Amazon and its subsidiary Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for revealing her age. Attorney Jeffrey Kravitz said that she is "going to have a very tough road to hoe."

Kravitz, who is not involved in the case but has represented a range of celebrity clients, said its "going to be an uphill fight, particularly in Seattle. It's a little bit like suing Disney in Orange County. She should have filed in Texas." Kravitz is referring to the plaintiff's choice to file the lawsuit in the town where Amazon is headquartered.

Kravitz also added that this is another example of the struggle between public and private information and the law. "It's always a question of whether the law follows society or society follows law. We still have a long way to go with new technology before we work out these rules."

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