Google loses bid to keep anti-Islamic video online during appeal

SAN FRANCISCO Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:24pm EST

Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the ''Innocence of Muslims'', an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, attends a news conference outside her attorney's office after a court hearing in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the ''Innocence of Muslims'', an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, attends a news conference outside her attorney's office after a court hearing in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from September 20, 2012.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected Google's request to put on hold an order requiring the company to remove an anti-Islamic video from YouTube while litigation around the issue continued.

The order came from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Ken Wills)

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jmad34 wrote:
The faithful of all religions need to have a fearless examination of their convictions. Living in fear of diverse religious convictions, serve to my atheist view, express the jealousy, insecurity and hypocrisy of organized religion.

Mar 01, 2014 11:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
Randy549 wrote:
It should be noted that the fact the video is anti-Islamic has NOTHING to do with why Google was ordered to take it off of YouTube. The order came because of a *copyright dispute* between Garcia (an actress in the movie) and the producers of the movie.

Mar 01, 2014 5:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
desertares wrote:
Imagine every actor/author/director that has copyright issues with
a film they are in being taken offline/off screen/off TV. The liberal
media would be foaming at the mouth and Hollywood actors would be on strike.

Mar 02, 2014 1:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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