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IMDb fights back against age censorship law

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Among the many new California laws going into effect this year is one designed to combat age discrimination. 

Assembly Bill 1687 makes it illegal to posting an actor's birth date to a "commercial online entertainment employment service provider."

A.k.a. IMDb. 

Yesterday, the popular entertainment website filed a motion asking the court for a temporary injunction to prohibit enforcement of AB 1687. In it, they call the new law "unconstitutional." 

The situation raises several legal questions. Take Two put them to Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and professor of law at the UC Irvine School of Law. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.

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