Week 8: Media Law – Blog 7

By: Arbella Yousif

A Media-Law case from 2015 that involved First Amendment was involving the he 9th Circuit. It had an injunction that ordered Google to remove the copies of “Innocence of Muslims” movie trailer on the internet, an anti Islam film trailer that was connected to the 2012 violent protests in the Middle East. The trailer itself was very offensive and it caused an international crisis because of it. Google had to remove it because of how crude and offensive and how much trouble it started. They tried to argue that this violated the First Amendment, which it might but the Trailer itself created so much violence and harm and it wasn’t appropriate to leave up so Google eventually took it down. This created lot’s of tension and anger to many communities.

The 9th Circuit Rights the Balance Between Copyright Law and the First Amendment


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