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  1. 'Innocence of Muslims': Appeals Court Amends Controversial Ruling

    11:40 am PDT 07/11/2014
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    Judge Alex Kozinski attempts to soothe nerves by suggesting that Google can still prevail on a fair use defense, but stays firm in his opinion that an actor's performance can be copyrightable. READ MORE

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  2. White House Contacted YouTube About Anti-Muslim Film During Benghazi Attack, Congressman Says

    11:27 am PDT 05/23/2014
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    A still-classified State Department email suggests that the Obama administration initially believed the events in Libya were connected to the "Innocence of Muslims" clip. READ MORE

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  3. Hollywood Docket: Tivo Patents; 'Innocence of Muslims' Update; WME v. Geraldo

    12:28 pm PDT 03/17/2014
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    A roundup of entertainment law news including more on the "Queen of Versailles" arbitration. READ MORE

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  4. Hollywood Experts Divided on Implications of 'Muslims' Ruling

    10:24 pm PST 02/28/2014
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    Some agree with the decision, others don’t; most doubt an increase in litigation, but several experts are concerned; and one has advice for transactional lawyers. READ MORE

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  5. Secret 'Innocence of Muslims' Order Caused Google to Go Ballistic

    4:53 pm PST 02/26/2014
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    The search giant had advance warning of what was coming and made an emergency motion slamming an appeals court for doing something it says was "stunning." READ MORE

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  6. 'Innocence of Muslims' Actress Scores Huge Victory at Appeals Court

    11:02 am PST 02/26/2014
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    Google now facing liability for refusing to remove the controversial anti-Islamic film from YouTube. READ MORE

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  7. Ted Cruz to Address Hollywood's Secret Conservative Group Friends of Abe (Exclusive)

    7:30 am PST 02/20/2014
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    The group rightly refused a request from the IRS to reveal the names of its members, says the Republican senator from Texas; "FOA should respond to the IRS as it would to any McCarthyite request for information." READ MORE

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  8. 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker: '60 Minutes' Never Called Me

    2:49 pm PST 11/08/2013
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    Mark Basseley Youssef, who directed the film initially blamed for starting a riot in Benghazi that ended in American deaths, says CBS never spoke to him for the now-retracted segment. READ MORE

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  9. 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Planning New Film About Islamic Terrorism

    3:26 pm PDT 10/01/2013
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    Mark Basseley Youssef, just released from a halfway house after going to prison for bank fraud, tells THR that he does not blame Obama administration officials who said his YouTube video caused the the notorious Benghazi attack -- and that the full two-hour version of his film remains locked in a safe deposit box. READ MORE

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  10. 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Released From Custody

    4:26 pm PDT 09/27/2013
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    The maker of a video that was blamed for an attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead had been living in a halfway house in California for the past four months. READ MORE

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  11. Clinton Asked About 'Innocence of Muslims' During Benghazi Hearing

    7:33 pm PST 01/23/2013
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    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher alluded to the anti-Islam work, asking why "the filmmaker" was the only one in custody after last year's terrorist attacks. READ MORE

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  12. Federal Judge Won't Order Takedown of 'Innocence of Muslims'

    3:40 pm PST 11/30/2012
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    The judge determines that actress Cindy Lee Garcia is unlikely to succeed on the merits of her lawsuit. READ MORE

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  13. 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Surfaces With Potential Key Document (Exclusive)

    10:22 am PST 11/29/2012
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    A Google lawyer has met with Mark Basseley Youssef in jail. The controversial producer allegedly said he doesn't want the movie to be removed from YouTube and has provided evidence that potentially aids that hope. READ MORE

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  14. Egypt Sentences 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker to Death

    8:57 am PST 11/28/2012
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    The seven were convicted of "insulting the Islamic religion" and "using religion to promote extremist ideas." READ MORE

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  15. 'Innocence of Muslims' Mastermind Nakoula Basseley Nakoula Gives First Interview, Defends Film

    9:48 am PST 11/26/2012
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    The writer and producer of the anti-Islam film is identified as a former bong salesman, meth supply dealer and convicted criminal. READ MORE

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  16. Hollywood Docket: Google Replies to 'Innocence of Muslims' Lawsuit

    5:58 am PST 11/08/2012
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    A roundup of entertainment law news including Warner Bros. settling a stunt injury lawsuit and a $2.2 million judgment against Lil Wayne. READ MORE

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  17. ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Filmmaker Sentenced to Year in Prison After Plea Deal

    3:06 pm PST 11/07/2012
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    UPDATED: Admitting to four of eight alleged violations, Mark Basseley Youssef gets a year in jail for reasons not involving the controversial movie. READ MORE

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  18. 'Innocence of Muslims' Actress Attacks Google in New Attempt to Pull Down Trailer

    9:04 am PDT 10/18/2012
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    Cindy Lee Garcia's attorney points the finger at YouTube for abandoning typical takedown protocol to profit off a film that has sparked protests and death threats. READ MORE

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  19. Richard Gere Open to Film to Counter Islamophobia After 'Innocence of Muslims' Controversy

    3:44 am PDT 10/12/2012
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    The star also says he is eyeing the Gulf region for a possible future project. READ MORE

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  20. Judge: 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Poses 'Danger to Community'

    3:43 pm PDT 09/27/2012
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    UPDATE: Citing a "lengthy pattern of deception," the court finds "a lack of trust in the defendant at this time" and jails Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. READ MORE

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