Larry Philpot is a freelance concert photographer who photographed musicians Chris Daughtry and Kid Rock and made these photographs available under Creative Commons Licenses. Philpot alleged that Funny or Die Media Inc. infringed his copyright by publishing, copying, and displaying the photographs on their website www.funnyordie.com without proper attribution to Philpot and his website. Philpot sought actual damages, interest, reasonable attorney’s fees, and statutory damages.
After the complaint was filed, defendant obtained seven extensions to reply to the complaint. On 04/28/2021, Philpot filed a stipulation to dismiss the case.