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with hubby, I don't want to
get bombarded with
. I want to enjoy
the movie content without having to cover my eyes or my children eyes. They do
this process legally by selling you the moving and giving you the option to sell it
back to them. You can watch movies for $1 on your Computer/Laptop,
ipad/iphone or on Roku (This is my personal favorite).
Check out this video
created with a powerful message.
You buy the movie for $20. You can sell it back to
and they will credit your
account $19. You can then use that credit to get another movie or cash out your
account. I like to leave it in my account for Friday family movie nights!
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Once you put in the filters, you can watch the movie anyway you want. I
with some of the filters and I was so into the
movie that I forgot I even put in filters for the movie, I couldn't tell. Here is a video
below on how you can sign up and get started with watching movies for $1.
I even had the opportunity to show my children the whole
from the beginning. If you want to start from the beginning, click the link above or if
you want to see the recent Start Wars movie, The Force Awakens, Click below.
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The Movie iltering
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2016: l
Tonight is Roberts Family Movie Night. We pop popcorn and dredge it in
seasonings (my favorite is this
!). We cram onto
the big U-shaped couch that came with the house, and we stay up entirely too
late, laughing and enjoying a movie together.
As our children have gotten older, it's been harder to find movies that
everyone enjoys. Often, we have to watch a "little kid" movie earlier in the
evening and switch to a "big kid" movie later on.
I still remember the night my husband rented Goonies. He remembered it
from his childhood and wanted to share the film with the kids. A few minutes
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into the movie it became obvious we would NOT be sharing Goonies with the
But, then we found
. I don't even remember how we found out about
the site. We joined while it was still in beta and helped make some of the
selections that built their first library of films available for filtering. One of
those movies was Goonies!
Since that day, we've been loyal fans of VidAngel. We have watched many,
many movies that we never would have been able to watch
otherwise. Movies that have merit and are worth the watching, but needed
some cleaning up so the entire family could enjoy them.
The way that
works is simple. You "buy" your first movie for
$20. You choose the filters you want on - everything from language to
violence to immodesty - and then watch the movie with those things taken
out. There is very little disruption to the film, so you aren't getting huge blips
and bleeps, just smooth transitions and muted language. (We have our filters
preset now, so it doesn't take me very long to go in and check over the filters
each time we watch a movie.)
After you watch the movie, you sell the movie back for $19. That money goes
into a credit account on VidAngel. The next time you "buy"/rent a movie, your
cost is only $1 because you have that $19 credit. And right now, if you sign
up and watch a movie, you can then turn around and invite other friends and
family to join, and once they rent their very first movie, you receive a $5 credit
to your account, giving you 5 FREE MOVIES!
We have tried several different filtering programs, and VidAngel is by far the
best! Plus, you can request movies for their team to filter! Your teens can
watch Schindler's List for school without needing to see the nudity. You and
your spouse can settle in for a movie night with an action/adventure film that
doesn't include any language. Your little ones can be in the same room when
a movie is playing because you've already taken out everything that you don't
want your family to see!
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We haven't decided yet what we'll be watching tonight for Roberts Family
Movie Night, but you can be certain it will include a
movie! Why not
And yes, those are links that will give our family a $5 credit - thank you!
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How To Make Any Movie Family Friendly
september 23 by : '
-------------··'*··-·' ----------I remember growing up we would otlen tape movies and shows on our VCR.
Remember those old things? We had taped A Christmas Story, Back to the Future,
Pretty Woman, and much more. Ifl was bored, I could just grab a movie to watch. It
As an adult, I love to share movies that my husband and I watched growing up with
my son. We love to watch A Christmas Story every year before Christmas.
Unfortunately, we kept running into a problem. ·rhe movies that we grew up watching
were edited for tv. I don't remember actually seeing Doc getting shot in Back to the
Future and we were completely shocked at all the things in National Lampoons
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Christmas Vacation. Our favorite movies we watched growing up weren't family
For years we just talked about what we would watch with our son when he was older.
Then a few months ago a blogger friend mentioned
It's a video streaming
service that allows you to edit what you are going to watch. You can edit out swear
words, violent scenes, or just about anything else you would want. It is absolutely
We have used it a few times now to watch movies that I normally wouldn't let my son
watch. He loves it because he gets to watch movies he nonnally wouldn't be allowed
to watch, I love it because I can edit out all the things I don't want him to see. You
can watch older movies or the movies that just came out. You can see how to make
any movie family friendly with
If you haven't signed up with ;'
you can sign up for free,
. Once you sign
up just choose the movie you want to watch and click on add to watchlist. We
watched National Lampoon's Family Vacation. It is a movie my husband loved
growing up, but it rated R so inappropriate for my 14-year-old.
National Lampoon's Vacation
HIDE THIS MOVlf
Next, you will want to click on the filters button so you can go through and set all the
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It will list out all of the filters that are available. You can easily go through each one
of the categories and choose what works for your family. They have profanity, sexual
remarks, blasphemy, crude talk, and discriminatory language edits.
Once you have edited out all the language you can move on to scenes you might find
inappropriate. You can have it skip over scenes that show things like nudity.
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You can also delete scenes that you may find violent. Each one disappears with just a
click. I have noticed that the editing of them is pretty good. My son had no idea a
couple of the things even happened.
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When you are finished editing the movie it will show you the total number of filters
that are in the movie. As you can see, we left a lot of stuff in the movie. Because my
kiddo is almost 15 I didn't have a problem with a lot of the stuff in the movie. For me,
it is more editing out the curse words.
National Lampoon's Vacation
'C' HIDE THIS MOVIE
You can now choose to buy the movie. You will pay $20 to stream it and get $19 back
when you return it within 24 hours. Just like Redbox, it is $1 a day. So if you return it
two days later it will cost you $2. Unlike Redbox, you get to do everything at home
and don't even have to leave the house. Plus, you can enable all of your own filters.
Although I feel like they do a great job of editing the movie without it looking too
edited I wouldn't recommend cutting out all of the filters. You probably really don't
want your 5 year old watching a rated R movie even if it is edited.
recommend going down one rating from what you normally would. If you let your
child watch PG movies then a PG-13 edited movie should be good.
I love that with
we can show our son movies that we enjoyed from our
childhood and let him watch movies he normally couldn't see, all for $1. It's a great
way for us to spend a family night for a reasonable price. Has your family
yet? What did you think?
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Vid.Angel vs. Disney: PTC, MovieGuide Defend Family-Friendly
Streaming Site as Lawful
Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert lger announces Disney's new
standards for food advertising on their programming targeting kids and families at the Newseum in
Washington, June 5, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo
VidAngel, a company that enables the filtering of adult content from TV and movies, is facing a lawsuit
from some of the biggest names in film: the Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilms, 20th Century Fox, and
Warner Bros. The four industry giants claim that the video streaming service is infringing on its
According to the
Disney and the plaintiffs are suing for copyright infringement and for violation of
the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The plaintiffs also contend that the Utah-based movie filtering
service does not have authorization to use its films and has failed to pay for the licensing of titles.
The irony is that VidAngel, a company intending to help families filter unwanted content, is being sued by
Disney, a film and TV entity known to produce some of the more family-friendly material.
Several highly-regarded TV and film watchdogs are chiming in on the issue.
Asked if he thought VidAngel was pirating content, Parents Television Council (PTC) President Tim
Winter was clear about his convictions, telling The Christian Post during an interview on Monday:
"The answer is, 'No.' They (VidAngel) are doing it (streaming content) lawfully. They are doing it properly,"
"What they're doing is they're actually buying physical copies of the DVDs, and then as a subscriber, you
then purchase from them that DVD copy, and then you have the right to stream it because you own it, you
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bought it, and then what you are able to do is that you are able to sell it back to VidAngel for part of the
Winter told CP that VidAngel's initial point of sale is key. "So it's a very important distinction that the
VidAngel procedure is including. It's not just they're taking some movie and streaming it for profit without
giving Disney any money. They're actually paying Disney for a copy of the DVD."
The PTC president said Disney's current business structure forces VidAngel to take the risk of paying for
thousands of DVDs, not knowing if customers will make a purchase.
Winter added that reselling DVDs was also a big risk. "VidAngel has to buy a bunch of copies and hope
that they've estimated correctly about how many that are not going to be reselling."
MovieGuide Founder and Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr, who used to be an attorney in the U.S. Attorney's of
the district of New York, also supports VidAngel.
"Something is not a law until a court decides that it's legal or illegal," he told The Christian Post during
an interview on Monday.
In VidAngel's case Baehr said, "If you or I buy a DVD we can do anything we want with it because it's
Baehr likened VidAngel's case to his days in law school when there had been a dispute over the airspace
between a PanAm building in New York City that had been constructed over Grand Central Station.
"So we were trying to figure out what value was a piece of an apartment hanging in mid-air, full of nothing,
over the Grand Central Station ... Now [regarding VidAngel] you're not just talking about a space in the air
... you're now talking about a space -
in a space -
in a space -
in somebody's electronic thought box.
It would make 'The Matrix' look like a simple equation."
Baehr's bottom line on VidAngel: "I think from the act, and from the intention, and from the classic point of
view, that once you buy something, you can feed it through your shredder, you can do anything you want
with it ... "
Baehr, however, is not in total agreement with the services VidAngel offers. "I don't think just
whitewashing something or just erasing the foul language is a solution ... There's a point in which
VidAngel's work is solutary and beneficial for families. I think it's like seventy or eighty percent beneficial
"The court will make the law when it decides on this case."
Recently, the plaintiffs in the case against VidAngel asked a federal judge to force the video streaming
company to shut down its operations while the suit is pending, and has requested a jury trial. VidAngel
has filed a countersuit to prove that it is in fact not pirating copyrighted material.
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THE CHRISTIAN POST
Sex, Violence, and Cussing Be Gone
Just what every home needs-an explicit filter on Hollywood. VidAngel takes the garbage out for
you-all the bad language and graphic scenes-leaving you with a family-friendly film.
As VidAngel CEO explains, "We created this company because-as parents and consumers-we
understand deeply the surging demand for filtering content to suit the needs of families."
VidAngel has a library of over 2,500 TV and movie titles available-for multiple devices like
smartphones, computers, and AppleTV.
The service even allows users to pick their filter strength. The best part is the cost: users purchase
the video on line for $20. 00 and can sell it back for a credit of $19.00 if viewed within 24 hours. That's
$1.00 for filtered entertainment.
For families concerned with violence, sex, and foul language, this service alleviates the bad and
leaves the good. VidAngel advises consumers if excessive filtering will remove large portions of the
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What's not to like? Well, Hollywood doesn't like it. But under the 2005 Family Movie Act, third parties
can provide the filtering that Hollywood currently does not. Disney and Warner Bros. among others
consider VidAngel's actions to be an "unauthorized" use of film streaming. But so far, it hasn't
slowed VidAngel down, and for consumers, it's cheap, clean entertainment. A real deal.
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PTC calls out Hollywood for (bleep)
The Parents Television Council is calling out Hollywood for its stance against
filtered content, saying it is a hypocritical double-standard.
Disney, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros. are suing a company
that offers families the technology to block out offensive content, such as
Tim Winter, president of the
, is publically
supporting company VidAngel while pointing out the hypocrisy of Hollywood.
He recalls that when NBC secured the rights to "Veggie Tales" about a
decade ago, the network edited out references to God. More recently, on
A&E's "Duck Dynasty," bleeps were added to portray a harsher program even
though profanity wasn't used.
"Here's an exact opposite position taken by the very same networks that are
now suing a company for filtering," Winter argues. "They can filter when they
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so choose, but if it's something that they don't to choose then they have a
conniption and it's a blatant double-standard."
Winter accuses the Hollywood studios of interfering with VidAngel's business
and depriving families of a right that was granted them by Congress in the
Family Movie Act.
"Despite Congress's solution," he says, "the TV networks are now trying to
resort to the courts to fight for what they want as opposed to what the
Congress has passed, what the president has signed into law, and what has
been longstanding law for over a decade."
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Keep your Kids and Family
Safe from Violence and
Profanity on Movies
he entertainrnentindustry has evolved greatly in all these years. There has been a lot of ditTercnec in
the kinds of programmes appearing on television. It is in fact a hot potato today. Apar1 from
educational shows, all that we see on TV today are daily soaps. reality shows, movies, comic serials
and other new programmes.
Many a times we tend to associate ourselves with whal we watch so much that it
activities. Therefore. i1 is important to stay away frorn unwanted and impractical TV prograrnrnes.
This can be done by using VidAngel that comes in different Vici Angel rental costs.
Impact of Visual Media
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We are all so obsessed with television today that we even keep aside important tasks just lo watch
our favorite shows. Kids these days arc so rnuch into television that they know every little detail
about the programmes on TV. They quickly learn how it works. the programme schedule and what
they are all about. Elders as well as kids gel greatly affected by the television programmes and
movies today. There are movies and shows that use vulgar and abusive language that kids tend lo
Scenes of violence are also shown vvhich leave a bad inrnge of society in the minds
or kids and
ciders. This causes people- to slay indoors due to fear of the daily incidents happening around. Kids
these clays also access the Internet for various purposes. There are many young children who tend to
watch adult movies and contents, which is not a good habit. Children take the information in their
own ways, resulting in unnecessary gathering of information and a waste of their precious time. They
get glued to the television and Internet. ignoring their academics and games.
Safeguard your Kids from Psychological Threat
In order to keep your kids and entire family away from such unwanted contents, it is important to
make use of certain content blockers. Vid!\ngel is one such movie streaming service that is designed
to filter out bad contents from movies or TV shows, with legal permission. It lets you choose the
filters yourself. You can choose the content you want to watch and hear. It filters vulgar language,
scenes, violence. etc. thus letting you watch your favorite movies and shows with family.
The best part of it is that customers can stream contents on their android or !\pp le devices. \vcb
browsers, VidAngel app. Roku. etc. lhe
arc alsci minimal and affordable. It
costs only $1 for streaming in SD and $2 for streaming in HD. You simply have to register \Vith
VidAngel. select your movie and choose the filters. The questionable content \Viii then be removed
and you will be provided with the perfoct rnovie or TV show content that you can watch freely with
So overall, VidAngel is a great service that filters unwanted. harsh. sexual and abusive content for
your benefit. Now your family and children will be safo from all the profanity and violence in the
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September 23, 2016
245 N. University Ave
Provo, UT 84601
Dear Mr. Vance,
My name is Dallin Webb, and I am a student at BYU-Idaho. I hope everything at VidAngel is
going well. I've been aware of recent legal issues the business is dealing with against major
players in the movie industry. I am writing this Jetter to show my support in a time where it is
more important than ever to stand up to today's conventional wisdom.
Although I have only used your service a few times, I can easily see the positive outcomes it will
have in my life, and eventually, my family. Being a part of the LOS community, I have strict
standards when it comes to the quality of entertainment, therefore, I am grateful to know of a
platform that allows me to stay safe in this increasingly immoral society. Let my voice be heard
when I say there is almost nothing more important to me than living in a home that is kept pure
and safe from the influences of the world. VidAngel serves as a necessary tool in this regard.
I pay particular interest to organizations and businesses that defy their current conventional
wisdom. I myself will likely encounter a variety of adverse reactions as I move into the
alternative field of the medical industry. I've read of many examples of how great an effect small
groups of people have had on positive change in the world. The group of people at VidAngel and
its supporters are no different. Thanks for allowing me to vote with my dollars. l wish you all
well this October.
48 W. 2nd S. #42
Rexburg, ID 83440
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.;
LUCASFILM LTD. LLC;
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM
CORPORATION; AND WARNER
BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC.,
CASE NO. CV16-04109-AB (PLAx)
CONTINUING HEARING OF
PLAINTIFFS’ MOTIONS FOR
AND TO DISMISS VIDANGEL’S
OCTOBER 24, 2016, TO OCTOBER
Judge: Hon. André Birotte Jr.
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.;
LUCASFILM LTD. LLC;
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM
CORPORATION; AND WARNER
BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC.,
ORDER CONTINUING HEARING
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WHEREAS Plaintiffs and Counterclaim Defendants Disney Enterprises, Inc.;
2 Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Warner Bros.
3 Entertainment Inc. and Defendant and Counter Complainant VidAngel, Inc. have
4 stipulated to continue the hearing of Plaintiffs’ Motions for Preliminary Injunction
5 and to Dismiss VidAngel’s Countercomplaint from 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 24,
6 2016, to 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2016, and for good cause shown,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motions for Preliminary
8 Injunction and to Dismiss VidAngel’s Countercomplaint be, and hereby are,
9 continued for hearing before this Court on Monday, October 31, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.
10 with all briefing dates to remain as currently set.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
14 Dated: September 16, 2016
Hon. André Birotte Jr.
ORDER CONTINUING HEARING