VidAngel Seeks Emergency Stay from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Following District Court's Denial of Stay Request
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 stream filtered content on modern devices.
Today, Judge Andre Birotte Jr. of the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied VidAngel's request for a stay of enforcement of a preliminary injunction order he recently issued against the service. CEO Neal Harmon has the following statement:
"VidAngel has received the District Court's denial of our stay request and is complying. For the time being, movies will no longer be available for filtering. Because judges rarely grant a stay of their own orders, we fully expected the Court to rule this way, and had already commenced an expedited appeal of the preliminary injunction. VidAngel is now requesting an emergency stay of the injunction from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals."
VidAngel encourages all of its supporters to go SaveFiltering.com, a grassroots campaign started by a family in Florida that has more than 100,000 active participants.