Philpot v. Vivid Seats LLC

Background information

Larry Philpot is a freelance concert photographer who photographed musicians Ted Nugent, and REO Speedwagon, and made these photographs available under Creative Commons Licenses. Philpot alleged that Vivid Seats LLC 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 filings on both sides, there is a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice filed on 01/11/2021, and the judge dismissed and terminated the case the following day.

Attribution Photograph