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Streaming service VidAngel ordered to pay $62.4M for pirating movies

A federal jury in Los Angeles on Monday ordered movie streaming service VidAngel — known for removing the curses and nudity from films — to pay $62.4 million to Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. for ripping off their content, according to reports. U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte had already ruled VidAngel’s service was illegal, letting jurors decide the amount of damages they owe to the studios, according to Deadline.com. “The jury today found that VidAngel acted willfully, and imposed a damages award that sends a clear message to others who would attempt to profit from unlawful infringing conduct at the expense of the creative community,” the studio’s said in a joint statement. VidAngel — who vowed to appeal Monday’s de ...