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A U.S. appeals court has ordered Google to remove an anti-Islamic film from Youtube. The plaintiff is an actress who claims she was duped into participating in the anti-Islamic video. She claims that she did not know the five or so seconds she appeared on screen would be for a propaganda film. Rather than suing the makers of the film, she is seeking to have the film removed on the grounds that she has a copyright over her image. Google is naturally claiming that this is an act of prior restraint on free speech.

What do you think?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-google-youtube-film-idUSBREA1P1HK20140226

In court filings, Google argued that Garcia appeared in the film for five seconds, and that while she might have legal claims against the director, she should not win a copyright lawsuit against Google.

The film has now become an important part of public debate, Google argued, and should not be taken down.

"Our laws permit even the vilest criticisms of governments, political leaders, and religious figures as legitimate exercises in free speech," the company wrote.


But Garcia argued that her performance within the film was independently copyrightable and that she retained an interest in that copyright.

A lower court had refused her request that Google remove the film from YouTube. In Wednesday's decision, however, 9th Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said Garcia was likely to prevail on her copyright claim, and having already faced "serious threats against her life," faced irreparable harm absent an injunction.

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Not even news. People do this all the time when their image is used without consent.
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Of course she's going to file a claim against Google instead of the director, what with Google having way more money.

Just another person trying to strike it rich in our sue-happy society.
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I think this happened on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
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#5
A temporary hold on the video being shown on Google while she tackles the issue with the director/publisher/whomever seems like a better solution, since accidentally appearing in an anti-Islamic film could certainly put you into legitimate danger.
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Of course she's going to file a claim against Google instead of the director, what with Google having way more money.

Just another person trying to strike it rich in our sue-happy society.

Stupid redneck she's not suing Google for monetary damages.
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A temporary hold on the video being shown on Google while she tackles the issue with the director/publisher/whomever seems like a better solution, since accidentally appearing in an anti-Islamic film could certainly put you into legitimate danger.
This makes the most sense to me. The whole case seems like the wrong party being faulted for the wrong "crime," which is unfortunate because she certainly seems to have been wronged. I don't get why a lawyer or lower court judge didn't suggest a more appropriate avenue.

Of course, just being naive doesn't come with any protections. So maybe she should just be told, tough luck, read the script next time.
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This makes the most sense to me. The whole case seems like the wrong party being faulted for the wrong "crime," which is unfortunate because she certainly seems to have been wronged. I don't get why a lawyer or lower court judge didn't suggest a more appropriate avenue.

Of course, just being naive doesn't come with any protections. So maybe she should just be told, tough luck, read the script next time.

The actor in question is Cindy Lee Garcia, who (along with basically the entire cast and crew of the film) thought she was working on a production called Desert Warrior. Garcia had just a bit part in the film, for which she was paid $500. But filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula gave her a starring role in the trailer by taking her footage and (badly) dubbing in one of its most controversial lines: "Is your Mohammed a child molester?" Once the trailer made it to YouTube, Garcia received death threats and at least one fatwa from an Egyptian cleric.

Naivety is not the issue.
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Of course she's going to file a claim against Google instead of the director, what with Google having way more money.

Just another person trying to strike it rich in our sue-happy society.


I've not looked into the whole issue and whether she is seeking reparation in damages or she simply wants the video removed due to her feeling the video might be detrimental to her image or self respect etc so it could simply be a case she wants it removed and that's it finished with. She might not even want reparation in damages so I wouldn't claim she's simply looking for money.
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I've not looked into the whole issue and whether she is seeking reparation in damages or she simply wants the video removed due to her feeling the video might be detrimental to her image or self respect etc so it could simply be a case she wants it removed and that's it finished with. She might not even want reparation in damages so I wouldn't claim she's simply looking for money.

She'd have to be pretty ignorant of youtube to try to get a video removed from it. The only thing this'd ensure is that she'll always be able to get at a backup. Even if they managed to prevent it ever being uploaded to youtube again it'd be everywhere else on the internet.
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She'd have to be pretty ignorant of youtube to try to get a video removed from it. The only thing this'd ensure is that she'll always be able to get at a backup. Even if they managed to prevent it ever being uploaded to youtube again it'd be everywhere else on the internet.

It's super easy to get videos removed
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I'm going to get a lot of hate for this but idc. Of all the worlds major religions, Islam is easily the worst.
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I'm going to get a lot of hate for this but idc. Of all the worlds major religions, Islam is easily the worst.

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I'm going to get a lot of hate for this but idc. Of all the worlds major religions, Islam is easily the worst.



I don't think many non-Islamists would disagree with that.
North-African Muslims at least. Complete head cases.
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I'm going to get a lot of hate for this but idc. Of all the worlds major religions, Islam is easily the worst.


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Why should they remove it entirely? It can be settled with the filmmaker and not Google. Keep it up there and teach these nuts a lesson about freedom of speech.


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I don't think many non-Islamists would disagree with that.
North-African Muslims at least. Complete head cases.

Oh so it's the BLACK muslims that are bad, the whiter ones are okay huh?
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Why should they remove it entirely? It can be settled with the filmmaker and not Google. Keep it up there and teach these nuts a lesson about freedom of speech.


Joke's on you cuz your ass is getting fatwa'd!


Oh so it's the BLACK muslims that are bad, the whiter ones are okay huh?

It's not the content en total the woman wants removed it's the use of her unapproved and adulterated performance she want's removed.
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Blur her face. Put up a disclaimer distancing her from the production. Don't have the gov't of one of the most powerful countries in the world, the country that wants to spread 'democracy', look like they're taking down a silly video after outside pressure from a bunch of hooligans.
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Blur her face. Put up a disclaimer distancing her from the production. Don't have the gov't of one of the most powerful countries in the world, the country that wants to spread 'democracy', look like they're taking down a silly video after outside pressure from a bunch of hooligans.

Her individual right not to be abused by some ass clown with an agenda comes first. That is still the biggest difference between us and the rest of the world.
Fuck appearances. She's right.
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