Philpot v. Nerger

Background information

Larry Philpot is a freelance concert photographer who photographed musicians Randy Travis, Carlos Santana, and Jerry Lee Lewis, and made these photographs available under Creative Commons Licenses. Philpot alleged that Paul Nerger 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

On 08/12/2020 Philpot voluntarily dismissed the case without prejudice.

Attribution Photograph