Judge Allows Anti-Muslim Film To Remain On YouTube
A judge in Los Angeles on Thursday rejected actress Cindy Lee Garcia's request for an injunction ordering YouTube to remove clips of the anti-Muslim film “Innocence of Muslims.”
Judge Luis Lavin reportedly said that Garcia wasn't likely to prevail against the video-sharing site. Lavin referred to a federal law immunizing sites from liability for material uploaded by users (except for material that infringes intellectual property), according to press reports.
Garcia says in her lawsuit that she has received death threats since the film was posted to YouTube. She also says she no longer babysits her grandchildren, and that she lost her job due to security concerns. Online clips from the film recently triggered a wave of protests in the Middle East, including a deadly attack on the American consulate in Libya.