YouTube given 24 hours to remove ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film


Google must remove from YouTube a polarizing anti-Muslim film that incited international demonstrations, as leaving it online would infringe on the rights of an actress who was coerced into starring in the movie, a split federal court ruled Wednesday.


Actress Cindy Lee Garcia argued that she had not signed a release regarding her appearance in “Innocence of Muslims.” Garcia filed suit, claiming that she therefore owned a copyright in her performance and that when she sent a takedown notice to YouTube (which is owned by Google) the site was legally compelled to remove the video.

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