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It is relatively simple to crop an image to remove a watermark if it is on the perifery of the image. I know, for instance that Sony Movie Studio can do the crop simply. If you downloaded the video at 1080p and crop it 720p, your actually are not losing much quality.
Frankly, accomplishing cropping shouldn't lead you to change your estimate of the IQ of the infringer.