Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against VidAngel’s Streaming Service

“VidAngel’s interpretation would create a giant loophole in copyright law, sanctioning infringement so long as it filters some content and a copy of the work was lawfully purchased at some point,” states the opinion. “But, virtually all piracy of movies originates in some way from a legitimate copy. If the mere purchase of an authorized copy alone precluded infringement liability under the FMA, the statute would severely erode the commercial value of the public performance right in the digital context, permitting, for example, unlicensed streams which filter out only a movie’s credits.” – Judge Andrew Hurwitz, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals via Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2v9qVSC
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