A federal judge on Fri held streaming service VidAngel in contempt for failing to stop streaming films from major studios. The service, which lets user filter language, nudity, violence and other content out of TV shows, is being sued by Disney, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brother and Lucasfilms. “Because we are confident that Congress intended for movie filtering to be legal without permission from Hollywood, we believe that ultimately we will be victorious, and remain prepared to go all the way to the Supreme Court,” VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon said in a statement. VidAngel, which said it looks forward to presenting its case to the 9th Circuit, said it will look for allies in Congress that can take action, such as strengthening the Family Movie Act. VidAngel was found in contempt for not immediately removing content owned by the studios and was ordered to pay $10K in Disney legal fees.

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The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act doesn’t grants the FTC the authority to obtain monetary awards on behalf of defrauded consumers. Payday

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