I think I said in the Cat Box earlier that creativity lies in both camps, good and bad. VidAngel is creative for sure, but i agree with the article that they are going to be hammered down in court.
On the other side it will not, as coolcolors correctly points out, affect torrenting in any way as that is a whole other ballgame. sites like The Pirate Bay is more of an institution or movement, then torrenting next. How many years have they tried to shut it down?
From a personal viewpoint, I think TPB is a movement, a counterweight to copyright schemes/law not adjusted to the times we live in or in other words laws we really do not manage to see the validity of, especially when it comes to culture.
What it means is that this case will not change anything one bit and as such, the case is uninteresting in the debate as there is no larger picture.