Youtube Restricts - Doesn't Remove - Video
Youtube is not removing the incendiary short film mocking the Islamic Prophet Mohammad. The film’s been blamed for anti-U.S. protests in the Arab world, and even the death of a US ambassador.
That said, to try and quell tensions, Youtube is temporarily restricting access in Libya and Egypt. Jennifer Granick at Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society says the company's decision is a moral one.
"They have no obligation to carry the video, and they have no obligation under United States law to take it down," Granick said. "So this is a policy decision on their part. As a company you don't want to be involved in any way in this kind of bloodshed."
Google, which owns Youtube, gets more than a million requests a week to block websites that violate copyrights. Granick explains US law censors alleged copyright infringement far more than hate speech.