VidAngel Owes Studios $62M For Pirating Flicks, Jury Says
Law360, Los Angeles (June 17, 2019, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Monday ordered VidAngel to pay Walt Disney and other Hollywood heavyweights $62 million for pirating hundreds of iconic films from DVDs and streaming them to customers, delivering a crushing blow to the family-friendly streaming service following a weeklong damages trial.
After deliberating a little more than three hours, an eight-member jury found that VidAngel willfully infringed the copyrights of nearly 820 films owned by Disney, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., New Line Productions Inc. and other Hollywood studios and should pay the studios a little more than $61 million in statutory damages.
The jury also...
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