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Google ordered to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube

27
Feb
2014

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Googles assertion that the removal of the film Innocence of Muslims, amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiff, Cindy Lee Garcia, had objected to the film after learning that it incorporated a clip she had made for a different movie, which had been partially dubbed and in which she appeared to be asking: Is your Mohammed a child molester? Representatives for Google could not immediately be reached for comment. Cris Armenta, a lawyer for Garcia, said she is delighted with the decision.

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