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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Muslim Video

Michelle Bergmann |
February 26, 2014 | 1:58 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google's counter points that being forced to

(via Flickr)
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take down "Innocence of Muslims" would be in violation of the First Amendment. The court said that the First Amendment laws are not protected when in violation of Copy Right infringement. 

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia whose voice was dubbed over the film has had ongoing death threats since it was first aired in 2012. 

"This is a troubling case," said Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. "Garcia was duped into providing an artistic performance that was used in a way she could not have foreseen".

Garcia sued after learning that the film incorporated a clip she had made for a different movie, she claimed she was mislead my the film makers. 

The film that has stirred a lot of media attention and public debate, depicted Prophet Mohammed as inane and misogynistic. It spawned anti-American unrest amongst Muslim countries in 2012. 

In a statement, Google said: "We strongly disagree with this ruling and will fight it." Google argued that the film has now become an important part of public debate and should not be taken down. 

Read More at San Jose Mercury News

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