HOUSTON – An Indiana-based freelance photographer alleges RCC Holdings, LLC committed copyright infringement when it used one of his concert images without permission.
Court documents filed by Larry Philpot on May 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas accuse RCC of publishing his picture of classic rock musician Ted Nugent on its Web site “as its own.”
Philpot says he offered the photograph at issue under a Creative Commons license for anyone to use so as long as they properly attribute the image to him.
“RCC, however, did not attribute the photograph to Philpot, thereby infringing on Philpot’s copyrighted work,” Philpot’s lawsuit says.
The plaintiff adds that his reputation and revenue have been negatively affected by the respondent, demanding a jury trial.
He is represented by Kenton J. Hutcherson of Hutcherson Law PLLC in Dallas.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-1573