VidAngel Wants 9th Circ. To Erase Movie Studios' $62M IP Win

Law360 (August 11, 2020, 9:18 PM EDT) -- Movie-sanitizing service VidAngel has asked the Ninth Circuit to erase a $62 million verdict against it in a copyright-infringement suit brought by major Hollywood movie studios such as Disney and Warner Bros., saying there were errors at trial.

The company said on Monday the June 2019 award was far out of proportion to its earnings from selling DVDs to customers who want objectionable snippets of movies filtered out, and that it was a product of incorrect rulings by the trial judge.

"The district court erroneously permitted plaintiffs to offer irrelevant, highly prejudicial evidence, prevented VidAngel from presenting important admissible evidence in support...

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