How did my film end up on IMDb?

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One of the actors in my short film contacted me with congratulations on the film being up on IMDb. Only problem is...I didn't submit it. We ran a successful Indiegogo campaign around this time last year but again, nothing submitted to IMDb. I'm concerned that I may not be able to make corrections/additions where necessary. Anyone know how to find out WHO submitted a film to IMDb? Thanks in advance...
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Chris Spisak

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No. There's no way to find out who submitted it.

Scroll to the bottom of your page and notice the "edit page" button (all IMDb pages have one). All registered users have it and can submit data. No one but IMDb page editors controls it though. So, you can add or correct as necessary...same as I can, or anyone who registers. Being first to add a title gives no ownership of the page. IMDb is sole owner of them all.
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I see. Well hopefully the changes I submitted will go through as requested. Just took me by surprise that someone else would do this without contacting me first. Don't get me wrong: LOVE that it's up there; just want to be sure I can give credit where credit is due and keep everything on the up and up. Thanks for the prompt reply!
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You're welcome.  FYI, the overwhelming majority of data displayed on the site is submitted without participation of any filmmakers.  Since what is in the credits of a publicly shown film is public information, no permission or participation is needed.  Most of the data is crowd sourced and submitted by fans of film and tv.  If tracking down and contacting filmmakers was needed, a heck  of a lot of data wouldn't be here. And, of course, all data about films/tv where filmmakers are deceased would be gone...

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