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While the internet provides endless entertainment and news, it's also a breeding ground for copyright infringement (which means it's potentially a rather ripe legal industry).

Media companies and websites are under constant deadline pressures as the online news cycle never really ends. That means producing a high volume of content. Unfortunately, sometimes editorial judgment is lacking and unlicensed photographs get published. When that happens, the photographer may have a meritorious claim of copyright infringement. But in this day and age, finding an attorney to file that claim could be costlier than many photographers can afford.

However, as detailed in Slate's brilliant story, one New York attorney is working on changing the copyright infringement legal industry hundreds of cases at a time.

For Tesla owners who paid up to an extra $5,000 for the autopilot feature upgrade between 2016 and 2017, there's good news and bad news as a result of the class action over the automaker's autopilot system.

The good news is that the latest proposed settlement in the class action seeking to resolve these claims requires Tesla to pay $5 million.

The bad news, the owners of the vehicles will only be reimbursed between $20 to $280 each.

3 Important Tips for Advising Startups on Raising Capital

Too often, startup founders think they know everything and the only thing they need is money.

That's because they believe they have the next big thing, and that it will put them in the same company as startup legends. But for every startup billionaire, there are a billion startup failures.

This blog is ultimately for the exceptions, the founders who know early that they need legal help. It's also a guide for lawyers to prepare for those who actually have a future.

Will Uber's Flying Taxis Take Off, or Just Be a Legal Nightmare?

Flying cars are so lit. In the immortal words of Will Smith, "I've got to get me one of these!"

In that sci-fi movie, the good guys take an alien craft and save the world. In real life, however, flying cars could be a legal nightmare.

For example, Uber is leading the way with plans for a flying taxi. But didn't we see this movie already, and wasn't it a disaster?

3D Printed Skin Sounds Awesome, but What Are the Legal Implications?

Technology always seems to be a step ahead of the law, and that is not always a good thing.

In the latest stretch of technology's imagination, for example, researchers have developed a 3D printer that can make human skin. It is designed to cover and heal wounds.

Legal minds will differ, of course, because we can argue the pros and cons about almost anything. As for new technologies, however, the best we may be able to do is try to keep up.

Tesla Sued for Patent Infringement

Nikola Motors is suing Tesla for infringing on its patented truck design, even if it is a little weird.

Nikola wants $2 billion for the alleged infringement, even though neither company has sold a single one of the industry-changing vehicles. The complaint claims that Tesla's stock bumped up $2 billion after unveiling the allegedly infringing prototype.

There's no telling what will be sparked by this lawsuit, but industry watchers say Nikola Tesla must be rolling over in his grave about now.

Top Legal Tech Predictions for 2020

Here today, dead tomorrow.

Sorry, but somebody wiser than Nostradamus said there is nothing certain about the future but death and taxes. Still, everybody loves a prophet -- as long as there's good news.

So here are what others say about legal tech in 2020. I'll reserve judgment to the bitter end -- death or taxes, whichever comes first.

When a kid gets busted for cheating while playing video games, usually the worst that can happen is a little well deserved temporary social ostracism from friends. However, for one determined and unlucky 14-year-old Fortnite player, the worst might be a $150,000 worse than anyone, including his mother, expected.

That's because this 14-year-old is being sued by Epic Games thanks not only to his repeated cheating leading to repeated banning from the game, but also for posting multiple YouTube videos showing off his prowess at cheating while also teaching others how to do the same via hacking the game. And, in typical 14-year-old gamer style, the boy's mother sent a letter to the court in an attempt to excuse the child's grievous copyright violations.

E-Recycler Gets Jail Time for Counterfeit, Copyright Violations

Eric Lundgren said he was e-recycling when he made 28,000 discs to restore computers with Windows operating systems.

Microsoft fights e-waste, too, but accused Lundgren of copyright violations. That triggered a criminal prosecution for counterfeiting goods, which didn't end well for the recycling advocate.

After a decision from the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in United States of America v. Lundgren, he will have 15 months in prison to think about other ways to clean up his act.

When it comes to consumer electronics, like computers, smart phones, or pretty much anything that holds a charge, even if it rolls on four wheels and is powered by fossil fuel, the FTC has a strong warning for manufacturers: Don't void warranties over third party repairs.

While a manufacturer can void a warranty if a third party, or product owner's own, repair is faulty, it can't void a warranty just by sheer virtue of the fact that an "unauthorized" person worked on the product, or if non-OEM parts were used for the repair. Although the FTC did not name names, at least not yet, the web-sleuths over at Ars Technica were able to put words into a Google searchbar and figure it out.