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Jan 9, 2017

VidAngel Statement on Jan. 6 Hearing vs. Disney

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 eviscerate the 2005 Family Movie Act and prevent VidAngel from lawfully empowering parents and families to filter content on modern devices.

on Jan. 6, Judge Andre Birotte ruled against VidAngel in Los Angeles Federal Court. CEO Neal Harmon has issued the following statement:
“As our customers know, we have been shut down for some time, and we obviously disagree with Judge Birotte’s decision today and other decisions across all dimensions of this case. However, we respect the process and look forward to presenting our case to the 9th Circuit.
"Because we are confident that Congress intended for movie filtering to be legal without permission from Hollywood, we believe that ultimately we will be victorious, and remain prepared to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
"Movie filtering is supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans, and therefore we will also continue to keep in close touch with our many allies on Capitol Hill to seek a legislative update to make the Family Movie Act even clearer so that it can not be misconstrued by the Disney and its allies now or in the future.”
VidAngel also encourages its supporters to go this page started by a Florida family in support of services such as ours: SaveFiltering.com

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