9th Circ. Made 3 Errors In 'Innocence Of Muslims' Ruling

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT) -- ​Copyright law generates plenty of discussion these days, but few copyright decisions have been as controversial as the Ninth Circuit’s recent opinion in Garcia v. Google Inc.[1] The court’s ruling — that a film actor owns an independent interest in her performance — has drawn widespread criticism from scholars, copyright lawyers and industry representatives. Both Hollywood and Silicon Valley are watching the case closely for potential fallout.

This article discusses how the Ninth Circuit panel reached its decision and why the issue is important for both...
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