Philpot v. Blackbird Production Partners LLC

Background information

Larry Philpot is a freelance concert photographer who photographed musician Jeff Tweedy and made these photographs available under a Creative Commons License. Philpot alleged that Blackbird Production infringed his copyright by publishing, copying, and displaying the photographs on their website,, without proper attribution to Philpot and his website. Philpot sought actual damages, interest, reasonable attorney’s fees, and statutory damages.

Case summary

After the court issued a show casue order that Plaintiff show cause why the action should not be dismissed for failure to serve or prosecute filed on 10/13/2020, Philpot voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice the same day.

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