Philpot v. Alpha Media USA, LLC

Background information

Larry Philpot is a freelance concert photographer who photographed musicians Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, and Ted Nugent, and made these photographs available under Creative Commons Licenses. Philpot alleged that Alpha Media USA LLC infringed his copyright by publishing, copying, and displaying the photographs on their websites,,,, and, without proper attribution to Philpot and his website. Philpot sought actual damages, interest, reasonable attorney’s fees, and statutory damages.

Case summary

The complaint in this case was filed on 04/30/2020. On 07/27/2020, Philpot filed a notice of settlement, and on 08/11/2020 he voluntarily dismissed the case.

Attribution Photograph