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Innocence of Muslims

Hollywood’s Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2014

The Sony hack and the Supreme Court's Aereo decision were important stories. But what was the biggest, most consequential legal dispute from the past year?

‘Innocence of Muslims’: Appeals Court Amends Controversial Ruling

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.

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

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.

Hollywood Docket: Tivo Patents; ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Update; WME v. Geraldo

A roundup of entertainment law news including more on the "Queen of Versailles" arbitration.

Hollywood Experts Divided on Implications of ‘Muslims’ Ruling

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.

Secret ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Order Caused Google to Go Ballistic

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."

‘Innocence of Muslims’ Actress Scores Huge Victory at Appeals Court

Google now facing liability for refusing to remove the controversial anti-Islamic film from YouTube.

Ted Cruz to Address Hollywood’s Secret Conservative Group Friends of Abe (Exclusive)

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…

‘Innocence of Muslims’ Filmmaker: ’60 Minutes’ Never Called Me

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.

‘Innocence of Muslims’ Filmmaker Planning New Film About Islamic Terrorism

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…

‘Innocence of Muslims’ Filmmaker Released From Custody

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.

Clinton Asked About ‘Innocence of Muslims’ During Benghazi Hearing

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.