Record-Setting Mini IPO Brings In Over $10 Million From Customers As VidAngel Readies For November 14th Preliminary Injunction Hearing
As the Disney v. VidAngel case moves into the courtroom, the entertainment filtering service receives overwhelming support from leaders, grassroots supporters, and customers, and is prepared to defend the rights of parents all the way to the Supreme Court
PROVO, Utah, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VidAngel, the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows, has gained massive support from national nonprofit leaders, prominent pastors, and grassroots customers alike as the company prepares for a preliminary injunction hearing currently scheduled for November 14, 2016. Disney—along with Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, and Lucasfilm—has taken legal action in an effort to undercut the 2005 Family Movie Act and prevent VidAngel from lawfully empowering parents and families to filter content on modern devices in their homes.
With less than one week until its hearing, VidAngel is releasing new information which details the mass popular support the company has received in the months since the lawsuit was announced. VidAngel's CEO Neal Harmon commented: "VidAngel isn't just a company, it's become a movement. "The outpouring of support we've received since the lawsuit was announced is unprecedented. We have been privileged to have the vocal support of nationally respected non-profit, faith, and business leaders, and we've seen massive grassroots assistance from everyday Americans. "Customers have donated to our legal defense fund, started, signed, and shared online petitions, written letters, bought #SaveFiltering T-shirts, and invested in our company. In fact, during VidAngel's recent Mini IPO, we earned more financial support than any startup of its kind in modern history. "Our passionate fans are singularly committed to preserving the fundamental right to filter movies, that's why they are standing with us in this fight. No matter what the Court decides next Monday, we are fully prepared, willing, and able to take this case all the way to the Supreme Court."