Chris Reed is a strategic advisor to Orangenius, Inc., where he advises on a range of matters relating to the protection, management, and distribution of digital image assets. He also serves as senior counsel for content protection policy to Fox Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, where he provides legal advice on copyright and other intellectual property issues and helps develop strategies to protect the company’s creative assets.
Prior to joining Fox, Chris served as senior advisor for policy and special projects at the U.S. Copyright Office. In that capacity he advised the Register of Copyrights on a variety of issues relating to copyright law and policy, technology, and the Office’s registration and recordation systems. He was involved in several of the Register’s major speeches and publications, including The Next Great Copyright Act, as well as Congressional testimony on a variety of topics including copyright law revision, online piracy, and routine agency oversight. In addition to his work as a senior advisor, Chris served as acting chief of the Information & Records Division from August 2013 to March 2014, during which time he oversaw the Office’s public information functions and the storage and retrieval of copyright ownership records and deposited works.
Chris previously served as an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked principally on matters relating to the entertainment and media industries, and as law clerk to the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He holds a B.S. in economics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and a J.D. and LL.M. in intellectual property from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in Concord, New Hampshire.
Beyond his legal work, Chris is an avid photographer and advocate for photographer’s rights. His book, Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images, is available from Peachpit Press and at www.copyrightworkflow.com.