Chris Reed is a legal executive in the media and entertainment industry where he focuses on copyright matters, including enforcement, antipiracy, and copyright policy. He previously served as a policy advisor to the director of the U.S. Copyright Office, a trial attorney for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and a law clerk to Hon. Steven J. McAuliffe of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
He is also a photographer and an advocate for the rights of creative professionals. His book, Copyright Workflow: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images is available from Peachpit Press. He also regularly contributes to Art Law Journal and Art Business Journal, both published by Artrepreneur, a platform that helps artists navigate the business aspects of their craft.
Chris holds a J.D. and LL.M. in intellectual property from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a B.S. in economics from Lehigh University. He currently teaches courses on the media business and media law at Claremont Graduate University and previously taught an advanced copyright policy seminar at UNH.
His fascination with the media business dates back to childhood when he became obsessed with local broadcasting, which manifest itself in some concededly odd ways: Chris is a passionate fan of radio ID jingles and television news music, and has a persistent academic interest in the relationship between broadcast television networks and their affiliate stations.