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Internet Movie Database

Type

Dataset

Link

http://imdb.com/

Source

Ckan.net

Large film/movie database href="http://imdb.com/Licensing/">claiming:


    425,000+ titles


    1,700,000 + filmographies of cast and crew members


    Films from 1891 to Present


    Foreign and independent movies, television movies and shows, new and future releases, and more

Information on database structure can be found here: href="http://us.imdb.com/Licensing/structure.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://us.imdb.com/Licensing/structure.html. Individual files are gzipped an in a bespoke text format structure for which standard libraries exist e.g. href="http://imdbpy.sourceforge.net/">IMDbPy.

Information on history and development (including 'enclosure') on wikipedia: href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internet_Movie_Database" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internet_Movie_Database

Openness: NOT OPEN

License: Not open. From  href="http://www.imdb.com/interfaces.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.imdb.com/interfaces.html:

"Please refer to the copyright/license information listed in each file for instructions on allowed usage. The data is NOT FREE although it may be used for free in specific circumstances."

See also information on:


     href="http://imdb.com/help/show_article?conditions" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://imdb.com/help/show_article?conditions


     href="http://imdb.com/Licensing/FAQ.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://imdb.com/Licensing/FAQ.html


Access: Good.


    www: yes. (website itself).


    api: no.


    bulk: yes. See  href="http://www.imdb.com/interfaces.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.imdb.com/interfaces.html which provides links to plain text db dumps along with tools for manipulating the dumps. Several people have built interfaces e.g.


     href="http://www.python.org/pypi/IMDb/0.1.2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.python.org/pypi/IMDb/0.1.2


     href="http://imdbpy.sourceforge.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://imdbpy.sourceforge.net/
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