Amazon owns IMDB so somebody might submit the synopsis to IMDB first and Amazon takes it from there. And if you submit anything to IMDB you give them the rights to use it in any way they wish. Obviously you can’t give rights to what you don’t own in the first place but IMDB doesn’t know that and I guess they can get away with it
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_irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, _
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_supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any _
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by you or any third party.
as long as they agree to remove the information if demanded in certain way… http://www.imdb.com/copyright_agent
I would think Google is intelligent enough to know where the content came in the first place. Well, at least maybe if the site the content originated from is big enough and had actually been indexed before the copy of the same information.
But I guess smaller unknown sites might basically get annihilated… I have one database type of site which I’m pretty sure was the first in the world to have all the information that was on it, including the photos and posters and then someone else copied it and now at least all the image searches point only to that other site.
Then again Amazon & IMDB are somewhat big sites compared to SWDB… and Google does quite suck in some ways…