Larry Philpot is a freelance concert photographer who photographed musician Willie Nelson, and made these photographs available under a Creative Commons License. Philpot alleges that LendingTree, LLC infringed his copyright by publishing, copying, and displaying the photographs on their website www.lendingtree.com without proper attribution to Philpot and his website. Philpot is seeking actual damages, interest, reasonable attorney’s fees, and statutory damages.
This case is currently pending. The case was filed on 05/08/2020; the court issued an order denying the motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim on 07/02/2021, and on 07/16/2021 the defendant filed an answer to the complaint with a jury demand.