Google Customizes Its YouTube Takedown Message In Response To Bogus Innocence Of Muslims Takedown
February 28, 2014

Via Techdirt:

We just wrote about the 9th Circuit's ridiculously problematic ruling claiming that an actress who appears in 5 seconds of the 13 minute Innocence of Muslims "trailer" has a copyright interest in her performance, allowing the court to order Google to remove all copies of the video (along with a highly questionable gag order).

Soon after the ruling came out, EFF's Parker Higgins suggested the sort of custom "takedown" message that Google might want to put on the video:

The YouTube sad face icon and takedown message has become fairly iconic, so much so that I have random people stop me on th...

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