California court rules against VidAngel again, and opens door for damages

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  • DKC Salt Lake City, UT
    March 12, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    So why does Copyright © Law need to be updated? It is Not and Never Was About Filtering! All of you who believe this let’s say you own your own business & a rogue outfit gets keys from dark market to encrypt & then bootlegs your product to make money without a license to do so and is not paying you? So you don’t think Copyright © Law should be in place to protect intellectual Property of owners? Support Legal Filtering! #ThouShallNotSteal is still a commandment

  • J2 Riverton, UT
    March 9, 2019 6:09 p.m.

    Sad that this has happened. Copyright law is pretty messed up!

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 9, 2019 6:03 p.m.

    It doesn't matter if you "like it". If the company is constantly seeking ways to circumvent the law, you are complicit in crimes. So much for the 12th article of faith, you know, " We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."

    That applies to all laws, not just the ones that you like.

  • Max Upstate, NY
    March 9, 2019 12:59 p.m.

    Too bad Hollywood pumps out so much filth that this type of service is even needed. For decades, there weren't even movie ratings because they weren't needed but as our society's standards have plunged down to virtually no standards at all, even the ratings aren't all that valid. Very sad.

  • Chummley MISSION VIEJO, CA
    March 9, 2019 12:11 p.m.

    Learn to lighten up.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    March 9, 2019 9:42 a.m.

    There are enough good things to do. No need to watch edited R rated movies. It always seemed like a middle of the road activity to me to watch vid angel movies. Either watch the unedited version or do not watch it at all. There are to many other good activities to do.

  • SaysTheFox American Fork, UT
    March 9, 2019 7:45 a.m.

    I remember when Vid Angel first started, and Matt Meese was in an advertisement. My children were already grown, and we’ve never watched gory or sexy movies so I didn’t need it, but seemed like a good tool for families.
    They should have researched the legality of their methods, ( yeah, that copying DVD thing) but I still feel bad for them.

  • rogerdpack Orem, UT
    March 8, 2019 11:51 p.m.

    Good thing there some alternatives out there now like play it my way, and clearplay...

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    March 8, 2019 9:57 p.m.

    Liking a product does not mean it should exist.

  • Palmetto Bug Columbia, SC
    March 8, 2019 9:28 p.m.

    I liked VidAngel’s service but it’s pretty clear what they did was illegal.

    I hope they can find a way to start again in a legal way. If not, I’ll survive just fine (and probably better off). I don’t watch many movies anymore and there’s plenty of content that I don’t feel the need to filter.

    And I entirely agree that existing law needs to be updated to reflect changes in how people watch movies. The family movie act wasn’t designed for streaming.

  • BBP75 Tooele, UT
    March 8, 2019 9:18 p.m.

    I love Vidangel, and support thier fight. Fight on!

  • Rly? Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 8, 2019 8:22 p.m.

    Phobia? How did you arrive at an ‘irrational fear’ diagnosis? Respect for my wife, on date night, watching a comedy, skipping a gratuitous skin scene—this is not phobia, Doctor. This is common decency.

  • TexInUT Midvale, UT
    March 8, 2019 6:12 p.m.

    The only way you will bring about real change to the entertainment industry is if you stop spending your money on their products. Stop going to their movies or watching their TV shows. Stop buying their merchandise. Quit going to their theme parks. Don't support their main companies or their myriad of subsidiaries.

    Economics 101 is the only way they will change. Give the public a product they want.

    The thing is, if the truth is told, the vast majority of the public is getting the product it wants. The way the laws are written, you can't edit, change or repackage the product without the copyright holders expressed permission. VidAngel is more than likely going to go down in legal flames due to their business models. Their ideas and intent may be noble, but in practice, it wasn't within legal boundaries.

    Good luck to whoever comes up with the next concept along these line...they'll need it (and maybe a good entertainment lawyer as well).

  • IcemanCometh SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 8, 2019 4:37 p.m.

    At some point folks need to get over their phobia of bosoms (they are naturally occurring), blood (that too is naturally occurring), and bad words (they can't hurt when not directed at one's self). If not turn the TV off. In the meantime, the owners will be soon be bankrupt.