Saturday, March 1, 2014
Google Lost Its Bid To Keep Anti-Islamic Film On You Tube
Google Inc on Friday lost its bid to keep its anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims" on its You Tube video sharing website while it appealed a federal appeals court order that the company said would have "devastating effects" if allowed to stand. Earlier this week, a panel of 9th US circuit court of Appeals voted 2-1 to reject Google's assertion that the removal of the film that sparked protests across the Muslim world, amounted to prior restrain of speech that violated the the US constitution. In a court filing on Thursday, Google argued that the video should remain accessible to public while it asks that larger 11-judge 9th Circuit Panel review the issue. Google called this week's opinion "unprecedented" and "sweeping".