As much as I disagree with r-rated studio films use of vulgar language and
nudity, they have rights to protect their works, including their choice of the
rating. VidAngels cannot be permitted to violate copyrights and make up their
own licensing agreements. If they do prevail, then it would give me free
license to capture any TV or Movie Series and resell the stream by charging my
customers the $8 per month ($96year) without having to pay for any licensing
agreements to the studio. Netflix and Amazon do not have licensing agreements
to resell copyrighted content. They only have licensing agreements with the
studios to provide the content to their own customers, not to permit or allow
outside streaming services to charge for the stream. If VidAngels gets away
with it, then it will be the wild west. Federal courts dealt with re-streaming
music rights decades ago when millions of people were streaming music without
paying for it. The courts always include the "intent" of the defendant,
rather than siding only with the text of the law.
I was able to watch Netflix through Vidangel today on my Mac laptop. So
it's not just working through a mobile phone, as incorrectly stated in this
article. Apparently, Amazon viewing is not yet working - I
couldn't connect to it through Vidangel. Vidangel will fix this soon,
I'm sure.Sony has also started releasing edited, airline
versions of its movies. So trends are positive, Maybe the studios are starting
to realize there is a whole, untapped market for cleaner stuff.
To Shaun: we don't watch much, and are selective when we do.
To those complaining about Hollywood? Do not watch their content. Simple as
@JCS;"Modern Hollywood portrays marriage as a burdensome institution
to be scorned and ridiculed. Indeed, Hollywood treats marriage as something to
be avoided at all costs."Good grief. How much money does
Hollywood make on romantic comedy's? You know, boy meets girl, they fall
in love and live happily ever after. How many TV shows portray families in
married relationships? Maybe you're watching the wrong channels.
VidAngel must be allowed to move forward. The modern entertainment industry has
an open and stated agenda of promoting substance abuse and wanton sexuality.
Part of this agenda includes an attempt to destroy traditional marriage and
family. Modern Hollywood portrays marriage as a burdensome
institution to be scorned and ridiculed. Indeed, Hollywood treats marriage as
something to be avoided at all costs.Unfortunately, an
impressionable public has begun to imitate what is shown on television and
movies. As a result, the rates of illegitimacy and disease are skyrocketing.The irrefutable fact is that wanton, uncontrolled sexuality does have
harmful effects for both the individual and society. Shame on those who seek to
impose this harm.
Hollywood uses its power to influence society and slowly turn attitudes towards
its liberal worldviews. It will oppose any and all tampering with its products
which are laced with leftist political and social themes. Hollywood wants your
minds and souls, not just your dollars. If they can get social norms to move
nearer to their warped values, then their behaviors and values won't be
challenged. Which is exactly their purpose.
I was able to get Netflix to link to my VidAngel account, but no such luck with
Amazon Prime. Does anyone have any ideas? Is it just that Amazon is not
playing nicely or a technical glitch, you think?
So, another case of unauthorized streaming, this time of licensed third-party
content. The fact that Netflix's terms of service specifically say not to
manipulate content is a dead giveaway that VidAngel is going about this the
wrong way. Yes, the studios don't want filtered streaming, and
VidAngel is fighting for a good cause. But that doesn't give VidAngel the
right to violate terms of service and expect companies to be okay with it simply
because you may be bringing them customers.
It will be very interesting to see how the studios respond to this development
and, if they decide to oppose this, how they would reconcile the new opposition
with their stated reasons for opposing VidAngel's original model.So, which is it, Disney et al.? Do you oppose VidAngel because they initiated
unauthorized and unlicensed streaming, or is it really just that you don't
like families trying to filter out the garbage you put in your movies?