A video in YouTube that triggered mass protests in the Muslim makes its way back to the spotlight early this week. The issue involved a legal battle between an actress and numerous internet and media firms.
A panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit of Appeals in Pasadena, California, will look into the previous ruling made on Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress of the “Innocence of Muslims,” regarding a copyright claim on her acting performance.
The previous ruling was heavily criticized by internet and media firms since allowing a copyright claim to an actor/actress will make it challenging to create films and forcing media outlets such as YouTube to copyright claims.
A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit gave a 2-1 ruling early this year allowing Garcia copyright claim on the film which led YouTube to delete the video at her request.
Despite the ruling, the court agreed to look into the case once again. It’s a rare move that suggests that a bigger judge panel may end up reversing the ruling.