Google Must Take Down 'Muslims' Trailer, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (February 26, 2014, 6:11 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit has ordered Google Inc. to remove the polemic trailer for an anti-Islam film from YouTube, ruling that an actress who appeared in it showed she likely had an independent copyright interest in her performance, according to an opinion issued Wednesday.

Reversing and remanding a California federal judge's denial of a preliminary injunction to remove the “Innocence of Muslims” video, the appeals court said in a split decision that the filmmaker had likely exceeded any implied license to use the performance by Cindy Lee...
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