What is #SAVEFILTERING?
We’re an active community of families from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, united by one purpose: to #SaveFiltering. We, the signers of this petition, are asking Disney and its Hollywood studio allies to end their assault on families through a legal campaign designed to shut down family-friendly filtering companies like VidAngel that offer us the ability to filter content in our own homes. In this specific instance, we’re asking all Hollywood studios to work out a deal with VidAngel outside of court that affords the consumer (you) exactly what you want. Namely great entertainment that puts parents just like you in the driver's’ seat, empowering you to consume your content at home in a way that works best for your family.
Why this is important to YOU
Content filtering technology empowers parents to protect their kids by removing curse words, sex, and violence from the movies and TV shows they watch at home. There are a number of services that offer this; our favorite is a company called VidAngel that enables us to filter on almost all of the modern devices we use every day.
If Hollywood has their way, services like these may come to end, as a handful of studios seek to shut down VidAngel.
We are not legal experts, but here is what we do know.
VidAngel legally operates under the The Family Movie Act (FMA), passed over a decade ago by Congress. Lawmakers created FMA specifically to give parents the right to use filtering in the privacy of their homes, removing objectionable and offensive material. Because this kind of content is harmful to kids, the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association were strong supporters of the measure. But Disney and much of Big Hollywood were opposed to the law at the time, and it seems they still feel that way.
That means no filtered movies for families for years? How does that help families?
Is Hollywood really going to overlook 57 million Americans who want to filter movies? Why are they bent on thwarting all family-friendly filtering technology? As consumers and more specifically, as parents, you have the right to choose clean, wholesome, uplifting entertainment the way you want it! Add your name to the petition, ask Hollywood to call off the lawsuit and work out an agreement with VidAngel.
What challenges do we face?
VidAngel has some strong support, but Hollywood needs to know this is something you truly care about.
Many of you have stated that without VidAngel, you simply would not consume content from these studios. We know that there are hundreds of thousands of you out there and we need your collective voices to be heard!Here's how you can help immediately:
Spread the word to all of your friends, family and sphere of influence, it affects them too!
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