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With 'Innocence of Muslims' ruling, 9th Circuit opens a copyright can of worms
With 'Innocence of Muslims' ruling, 9th Circuit opens a copyright can of worms

This post has been updated. While Hollywood executives and film stars chatter about who's going to win Oscars, the buzz in geekier circles is focused on a low-budget film that, despite being at the other end of the quality scale from "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave," could set a worrisome legal precedent. The 13-minute trailer for "Innocence of Muslims," a crude piece of anti-Islamic agit-prop, is best known for triggering outraged protests across the Middle East and northern Africa. One Egyptian cleric issued a fatwa calling for the death of every actor in it, giving a whole new meaning to the idea of shooting a movie. An actress in the trailer,...

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