Israel: Immediate Blocking of Israeli Web Access to Anti-Islam Film Rejected; Full Hearing Scheduled for October
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(Sep 25, 2012) On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (
The respondent argued that Google Israel does not itself own YouTube and cannot control what is distributed across the entire Internet. Additionally, it argued, "[n]either YouTube nor Google are investigative authorities … [and] can't know if what's published is inciting, racist, anti-religious, or slander; it's a private company that offers a platform. This request puts YouTube and Google into the shoes of an investigative authority or a court." (
In refusing to grant the injunction, Judge Miriam Mizrahi did not dismiss the petition. Recognizing the challenges to the principle of freedom of expression that are associated with the requested remedy, she ordered both sides to submit their arguments in writing before a full hearing that will take place on October 15, after the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. (
|Author:||Ruth Levush More by this author|
|Topic:||Freedom of speech More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Israel More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 09/25/2012