Hollywood sues to stop filtering of offensive content

Monday, September 26, 2016
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Hollywood sign on hillsideA company specializing in filtering indecent content in movies and television programs is seeing a surge in grassroots support as it faces a legal challenge from movie and broadcast executives in Hollywood. 

Disney, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm are suing VidAngel – a service that blocks offensive language, nudity, violence and other forms of indecent content from films and TV shows.

The company argues that this type of service is authorized under the 2005 Family Movie Act, and many pro-family groups in agreement. Currently, some two dozen pro-family leaders are standing with VidAngel during this legal battle. 

Dan Gainor, who serves with the Media Research Center, says that conservatives were told that Hollywood would work with them about content, but this is apparently not the case. 

"They want to ram through whatever content they want, and they expect us not just to accept it, but to shut up about it,” Gainor expressed. “And it is outlandish that they would expect families, viewers and customers have no say in what they're allowed to watch."

Gainor explained that the lawsuit from the entertainment industry is based on a rationalization.

"They're using legalism to basically defend what is an indefensible argument – that you're not allowed to avoid the bad stuff we try to jam in there and force feed to your kids," the pro-family advocate told OneNewsNow.

The entertainment and technology expert insists that their argument is obviously not true. 

Sony, Universal and MGM chose not to join the lawsuit against VidAngel.

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