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  The popular service empowering users to filter movies and TV shows for language, nudity, violence, and other items takes legal action to ensure that Hollywood studios comply with the 2005 Family Movie Act and discontinue their efforts to undermine the law LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2016 /ChristianNewsService/ -- VidAngel, the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other items from movies and TV shows, filed an antitrust lawsuit today against Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, and Lucasfilm in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division. The legal counterstrike comes on the heels of a suit brought by the same four studios last month, attempting to shut down the service.  Baker Marquart LLP, counsel for VidAngel, filed the suit in U.S. District Court, pointing out that the Plaintiffs' "carefully selected and misleading allegations distort relevant facts and law" by "suggest [ing] that VidAngel needs their permission to offer a filtering service, despite Congressional law which expressly authorizes VidAngel's service without need for any such consent." The suit also states that the Plaintiffs, in asking to shut down VidAngel, are "asking that the Court repeal a federal statute enacted to protect American families." VidAngel details how the company purchases a legal copy of each title, matching a DVD to each user, and argues that its service is a value add for the four studios because users are purchasing titles they otherwise would avoid without being able to apply filters.  The complaint states: "Plaintiffs have interfered with VidAngel's attempts to partner with streaming content providers to filter movies. Plaintiffs have also sought to improperly expand their copyright monopoly, seeking to deprive consumers of their right to buy and sell copyrighted works. As alleged in VidAngel's Counter-Complaint, Plaintiffs should be held accountable for their improper actions." "The Plaintiffs in the VidAngel case claim that this is not about their desire to stop yet another filtering company, rather it's about our process for buying, preparing and transmitting filtered content. This case is fundamentally about filtering, and as that becomes clear in the legal process, we are confident that the courts will uphold the law of the land," said Neal Harmon, CEO of VidAngel. "We hope that the filing will help these studios to realize that they are asking the court to shut down a service that will allow millions to filter content for themselves and their children." The company is asking…
This groundbreaking film about Jesus as a child—available on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD June 14th—now comes with a free Church Study Guide for Leaders by WingClips, creating family-focused conversation and debate around the timeless question—What Would Jesus Do? “A spectacular movie for the whole family.” – Hugh Hewitt, Radio Talk Show Host Universal City, California, June 7, 2016 | Christian News Service | – A powerful and emotional faith-based film about the childhood of Jesus, The Young Messiah comes to Blu-Ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Telling the story of the Jesus in a way that communicates to children and families, The Young Messiah is “A remarkable movie” (Steve Isaac and Bob Waliszewski, Focus on the Family). Arriving just in time for Father’s Day, the Blu-Ray™ and DVD include exciting deleted scenes, feature commentary with the director and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. Today, Universal is releasing an exciting new Church Study Guide by WingClips to empower pastors and other church leaders to create family-focused conversations around sermons, Sunday schools, vacation bible schools, small groups, and other summer family events. The family DVD of the summer is further enriched by this thought-provoking journey through the movie, with key Scripture verses serving as anchors to guide wonderful, memorable, and unique conversations about what life was like for Jesus and his family, and addressing the enduring question—What Would Jesus Do? This guide is being offered free for leaders at this website:http://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/the-young-messiah/discover-the-savior-when-he-was-a-child  About THE YOUNG MESSIAH BLU-RAY™ and DVD Inspired by scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus. Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family. When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you? Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.  BLU-RAY™ AND DVD BONUS FEATURES • Deleted Scenes •…
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