For the second time, Actress’s Performance Found Not to be Individually Copyrightable by Ninth Circuit

The Ninth Circuit reversed course on May 18, holding that an actress could not issue a copyright takedown notice on an entire film simply by nature of her appearance in that film. The ruling reversed a previous injunction—decried by many commentators—to keep the film, titled “Innocence of the Muslims,” off of sites such as Google and YouTube and reversed an order to have every copy of the film destroyed.

Find out what actress Cindy Garcia regrets about her appearance in a controversial film.


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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas.  He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time.  Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.

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