Dear Haters: “I Could Be Wrong”

VidAngel has taken some pretty brutal uneducated attacks in the last week from those on social media who HATE skipping/filters: “criminals”, “theft”, “pirates”…

In response I remembered a few comments from the Judge, who ruled against VidAngel, that might offer some context into how civil disputes actually work (and perhaps a little less judging🤞).

“And, again, I could be wrong and the Ninth Circuit could be wrong. I have no ego about that, but, if we’re going to play by the rules, you have a ruling, you appeal it, and a decision is made.”

From the Judge during trial on Tuesday, June 11th

“They [VidAngel] think that the Family Movie Act generally allows them to do that.  And they may be right. The Supreme Court may take up this issue and they may decide it.”

-From the Judge during trial on Friday, June 14th

“Obviously, the verdict didn’t come out the way you [VidAngel] would have liked, but at least it’s been my observation that you all are fighters, that you all are fighters and are reflective, thoughtful, and you will persevere through this.”

“And you will take this matter, whether it’s appealing this trial or appealing to the Supreme Court or appealing to your legislature, I have no doubt that you have perseverance and intellect that will get you far in your respective careers. So I wish you all the best.”

From the Judge during trial on the day of the verdict, June 17th


If the judge who made the ruling himself isn’t 100% about his own ruling, I am pretty sure we can ignore all the self-righteous comments accusing others of being criminals or thieves.

He might be right in the end.  We might be right in the end. In a case of first impression, we won’t know until we finish moving through the court system.  This is a civil disagreement NOT a criminal case.

…and it isn’t over.


10 thoughts on “Dear Haters: “I Could Be Wrong”

  1. I love VidAngel! I’m very thankful VidAngel provides the means to filter on several device platforms.
    Also if you don’t like VidAngel cool… many others do!

  2. any particular reason why you guys reposted someone elses post that contains the Lords name in vain? its one thing to see junk on yahoo all the time but was not expecting this.

      1. An * instead of o and a? Thanks for the clearplay/tv guardian quality edit, but vidangel filters work better than that.

        1. i was kinda thinking the same, is there no way to remove the words entirely, or at least put a black bar over both of them. i get this is how you guys present the words for us to choose when we pick the filters so we know but, granted default settings they should already be set. but this is a public post on your own site. “Out of Site, Out of Mind”. Rather disappointed.

  3. I’m really confused about why somebody would hate VidAngel so badly. Do they just love Hollywood so much that the idea of somebody “skipping” on a movie drives them insane?

  4. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with me being able to take out GARBAGE before watching a movie! I have the right to not fill my mind with filthy language, crude images and immorality. Till VidAngel, I refused to watch any R-rated movies, and some PG-13’s. Our son has VidAngel, and I finally watched a few classics that I’ve always wanted to see, minus the sex scenes and horrible language. Hollywood wants PORNOGRAPHY IN THE HOME. Well, my answer is NO! I demand the FREEDOM TO FOLLOW MY CONSCIENCE AND BALOGNA TO HOLLYWOOD’S BIG-HEADED POMPOUS “ART!”

  5. We love this service, Vidangel!! Thank you for providing it! Keep up the fight! We are sure hoping you win!

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