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Hollywood kills software that instantly blocks profanity in movies

Family-friendly content filter VidAngel forced out of business by federal court judge

Hollywood kills software that instantly blocks profanity in movies

A federal court has stopped the family-friendly content filter VidAngel from doing business, despite a federal law allowing what the company does to protect children from inappropriate video content.

VidAngel was designed to be the last line of protection for families when parents forget or are unaware about inappropriate content in movies. It censors everything from violence to nudity to bad language.

For instance, in the movie classic Gone With the Wind, families would hear the famous lines, “Rhett, if you go, what shall I do? … Frankly my dear, I don't give a [beep].”

VidAngel saves parents from embarrassment and from having to explain to their kids what the word means. The service lets parents stream current movies and block the objectionable content, and it has been perfectly legal for years.

VidAngel was designed to be the last line of protection for families when parents forget or are unaware about inappropriate content in movies. It censors everything from violence to nudity to bad language.

This article continues at [One News Now] Court pulls plug on family-friendly video censor service

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