UPDATE: We have discovered that in some instances, on some devices, it is possible to stream 1080p from Amazon.com on Google Chrome. We have corrected the video and images in this post accordingly.
VidAngel is back! But Hollywood isn’t going to let stay up without a fight.
Disney claims it supports parental filtering but in the words of a well-respected former U.S. Senator, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.”
Does Disney’s rhetoric match reality?
Let’s find out.
FACT: Disney is trying to block VidAngel’s new system from filtering movies. Here is a short video we submitted to the court Monday night taking a deeper look at its arguments:
It took 45 mins of repeatedly watching heads get blown open before we were able to get ClearPlay’s filters to work without crashing. After doing so, we counted at least 65 pauses while playing the movie. This is NOT what Congress intended when it passed the Family Movie Act, the law sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch that made filtering for families legal.
Want to know how you can help? Go to SaveFiltering.VidAngel.com, tell your Member of Congress to clarify the FMA to ensure its future.
And, for those who are interested, let’s look at the other facts:
FACT: June 8th – Disney tells the Ninth Circuit that if VidAngel comes up with a system that isn’t “premised on the DMCA,” VidAngel should file a motion to clarify the preliminary injunction. Watch here.
FACT: June 19th – VidAngel submits a motion to clarify the injunction based on the new filtering system. Read motion.
FACT: June 20th – Disney asks the judge either to strike VidAngel’s motion or allow it at least three months to look into every aspect of VidAngel’s business, obviously trying to drain our resources and buy time. Read motion.
FACT: June 21st – Senator Orrin Hatch announces his support of VidAngel and filtering. Read story.
FACT: June 22th – VidAngel opposes Disney’s requests to strike or for more time and discovery: Read opposition.
FACT: The Court DENIES Disney’s requests to strike and for time time to conduct further discovery (give it up for small victories!).
FACT: July 3rd – Disney files opposition to the new VidAngel Technology. Read opposition
FACT: July 10th – VidAngel files its reply. Read Reply.
UPDATE: July 31st – hearing in LA scheduled to present the truth to the District Court.
We think the Schells’ comment below posted on Facebook sums up Disney’s opposition well:
FACT: Disney’s words lead one to believe they support filtering, but its actions tell an entirely different story.