“VidAngel is now requesting an emergency stay of the injunction from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.”
When Federal Judge Andre Birotte, Jr. granted four major Hollywood studios’ their request for a preliminary injunction against VidAngel, VidAngel requested a stay of enforcement. Last week Judge Birotte denied VidAngel’s request, meaning VidAngel must remove their content. VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon says, “VidAngel has received the District Court’s denial of our stay request and is complying. For the time being, movies will no longer be available for filtering. “
Harmon explains that this decision hardly comes as a surprise. “Because judges rarely grant a stay of their own orders, we fully expected the Court to rule this way, and had already commenced an expedited appeal of the preliminary injunction,” he says.
There is a plan B. And C. And D. These people plan. The company is seeking an emergency stay from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. They are also appealing the preliminary injunction. If things go well, movies will be available to stream again soon. But if not, VidAngel will use the $10 million it raised in their Reg A round to take their legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court.