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“Innocence of Muslims”

“Google must take down a controversial anti-Muslim video on YouTube that sparked protests across the Muslim world because keeping it on the website violates the rights of an actress who sued after she was duped into appearing in the film,” reports Howard Mintz of the San Jose (California) Mercury News.

“In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google’s arguments that being forced to take down the video, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, would be a prior restraint that would violate the company’s First Amendment protections.”

The article goes on to say, “The ruling already has sparked a debate on legal blogs and social media, with some free speech scholars expressing concern that the 9th Circuit extended copyright claims too far at the expense of the First Amendment.”

What do you think? If you’ve seen the video, please weigh in with comments. (If you haven’t, you can discuss the reactions of others who have or talk about the First Amendment.)

  • Lisa

    I completely agree with your comment. It seems there are many in this country that want to be allowed to say what they like but want to stifle what others have to say that just so happens to not agree with them.
    It also seems that there are more and more thinking that way. 1st amendment
    should be protected for all not just for a few. It seems that liberals are siding with the few that want everyone quieted that do not agree with them. That
    in my eyes is WRONG!!

  • Ed Heilman

    1st Amendment ensures the right to free speech, no matter what others think of it. If you want to be in America, those are the rules. All denominations get trampled on equally. Get over yourselves and let everyone coexist peacefully – Muslims need to step up and support tolerance for all, not just Islam.

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