VidAngel, a streaming service that lets family audiences watch Hollywood films and skip past the sex and violence was today hit with a $62.4 million judgment in a lawsuit filed by Warner Bros., Fox and Disney for not having permission to run the films. According to Variety, the service used DVD copies of movies then filtered out the content. Variety said this could be the death knell for the service, which is already has filed for bankruptcy. The company plans to appeal.
This was a dangerous idea from the get-go. What made them think they could get away with using altered copies of the movies without permission, especially from those three companies?
Bye, bye VidAngel.