Using FV Top Level Categories with Membership Plugin

I tried using FV Top Level Categories with your membership plugin, in order to make /category/news into simply /news/

However, once I activated it. Anything in /category/news/ that was available to the user level (visitor) was no longer visible.

It was "allowed" in membership, and worked fine but once the url structure changes to domain.url/news/ the user visiting the page is sent to a non-member "this is protected content" page.

Any suggestions on alternative solutions or plugins, or workarounds?

- Tony