ProtectFamilyRights.org was created by Americans for Limited Government to educate the public and elected officials regarding the importance of passing legislation that updates the Family Movie Act of 2005 (FMA), to preserve the right of families to filter unwanted sex, violence and profanity in streamed movies.
Bill Aho is the founder and Executive Director of Protect Family Rights, an organization dedicated to preserving the rights of families to legally and lawfully filter sex, violence and profanity from movies and video content.
Aho is also a partner in The SagePoint Group, a boutique consulting firm that helps companies drive revenue through growth strategies and product innovation.
Prior to SagePoint, Aho was the Chief Executive Officer of ClearPlay Inc., which was a pioneer in the movie filtering industry. Aho was instrumental in passing the Family Movie Act of 2005 (FMA), testifying at hearings and working closely with Representatives and Senators in Washington to create legislation that clearly gave families the right to filter movies in the privacy of their homes.
Passage of the FMA put an end to lawsuits from Hollywood studios and the Directors Guild of America, all aiming to destroy the movie filtering industry. Because of the Family Movie Act, families have been able to control movie content in their homes, an accomplishment which Aho feels is one of the most significant of his career. Realizing the industry is once again threatened by Hollywood, he founded Protect Family Rights, which is working with Congress to update the FMA to protect the rights of families to filter streamed movies.
Prior to ClearPlay, Aho was the Senior Vice President in charge of strategic planning and innovation for Darden Restaurants’ Red Lobster concept, and before that a Division Vice President and VP of International Marketing for PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble.
Aho also serves as chairman of the board of Immigrant Legal Services, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono and low-cost legal support for immigrants and refugees, and volunteers at a Juvenile Justice System youth secure facility, mentoring young boys upon release. Active in the outdoors and canyoneering, he has also served as a director of the Coalition of American Canyoneers.