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Willie Nelson Photographer Due Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Case

Sept. 9, 2019, 6:10 PM

A photographer whose picture of Willie Nelson was misused by a radio station is owed attorneys’ fees, the Sixth Circuit said Sept. 9.

Larry Philpot was the prevailing party in his copyright case, and entitled to attorneys’ fees despite winning a “relatively small award” compared to the number of claims he filed, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said.

Philpot took a photo of Willie Nelson during a 2009 Farm Aid concert. Philpot’s photo is featured on Wikipedia’s entry for “Willie Nelson,” and he allows others to use the photo for free if they properly attribute the ...