Philpot v. Brown

Background information

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

Case summary

After multiple filings and a set date for jury trail, Philpot voluntarily dismissed the case on 07/06/2021.

Attribution Photograph