VidAngel CEO Statement on Preliminary Injunction Decision in Disney v. VidAngel Case9:51 PM
VidAngel, the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence and other content from movies and TV shows, is engaged in a high-profile legal battle with Disney, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm.
These Hollywood studios have taken legal action in an effort to gut the 2005 Family Movie Act and prevent VidAngel from lawfully empowering parents and families to filter content on modern devices in their homes.
On Dec. 12, Judge Andre Birotte, Jr. granted Disney’s request for a Preliminary Injunction against VidAngel pending trial.
Neal Harmon, CEO of VidAngel, offered the following statement:
“Hollywood studios have followed a repeated pattern in their decades-long campaign to put movie filtering services out of business by seeking a shut-down decision in trial court. Previously, such a decision has signaled the end of the legal battle. As such, while we are extremely disappointed—for the countless people who rely on our service regularly to enjoy movies using filters—our customers have given us not just the mandate to fight this battle all the way to the Supreme Court, but the financial resources as well. We will aggressively pursue an appeal and take this case to a higher level where we have always believed we will ultimately prevail.”