Court lifts YouTube ban on controversial film Innocence of Muslims
YouTube can host the short film Innocence of Muslims after all, according to a ruling made today by the Ninth Circuit and first reported by Reuters. Innocence of Muslims — a “trailer” for a low-budget film mocking the prophet Muhammad — sparked protests in the Islamic world, and YouTube even blocked it in some countries. But that’s not why a US court ordered the service to take down the video early last year. That was the result of a disgruntled actor and a controversial copyright decision that judges now say infringed on Google’s First Amendment rights. Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is reversing that decision.
Cindy Lee Garcia was one of several actors who say they were tricked into appearing in Innocence of Muslims, hired…
Source:: The Verge