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Google Can Display Anti-Muslim Video with Changes

US Appeals Court has decided that Google can display after all the anti-Muslim video that has created controversy in the past few weeks, but with some changes. 

Earlier, Google was asked to remove the controversial movie trailer which created outrage, as it mocks the Prophet Muhammad.

However, it seems that the video will continue to be available on YouTube, but with some changes. 

The performance of actress Cindy Lee Garcia has to be removed, the actress claiming infringement of her copyright.

So, the US Court of Appeals decided that Google will have to take down and prevent all new uploads of the trailer which features the performance of the star. 

However, the court said nothing about trailers of the movie that do not include the performance of Garcia. Innocence of Muslims managed to create outrage, as well as protests in a number of countries. 

The video lead to such an enhanced level of controversy that actress Cindy Lee Garcia claimed that she even was the subject of death threats. This is why she decided that it would be better to ask for her performance to be removed from the trailer. Moreover, Garcia claimed that the video would cause her irreparable harm. 

Google already claimed that they complied with the order of the court to take down the trailer, but the company believes that due to the increased interest on this subject, it is normal for the video to remain accessible to users. 

Cindy Lee Garcia debated the fact that the scene she was seen performing in the trailer was actually part of another movie, an adventure film about ancient Egypt. The star said that the scene was used in the trailer without her approval and was dubbed over to include offensive remarks about the Prophet. 

While the actress said that her copyright was violated, Google says that the acting performance of Garcia cannot be copyrighted and so she has no right to ask the removal of the video. According to Google, this way all the people who appear in amateur videos, even for 5 seconds, will be this way able to contact YouTube and demand the removal of those videos. 

The case was brought to court by Cindy Lee Garcia.

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