Hot Air: In California, you can’t publish actors’ ages on IMDB anymore
So the stated purpose of this law is supposedly to prevent age discrimination in employment. Seriously? First of all, we’re talking about famous people in the case of IMDB. It’s not as if you could just go on Wikipedia or any of a million fan sites and look up their ages, right? But even if this were having some sort of positive effect (which it’s not), is that really how we’re supposed to go about preventing discrimination in hiring? Shall all web sites now be banned from showing pictures of people so as to prevent prospective employers from figuring out their race? And what about gender? If an employer is unsure of your gender there must be countless ways to figure that out.