Chris Reed

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date August  2018


Chris is a friend and colleague who knows a lot about copyright.  He worked at the U.S. Copyright Office.  He now works in Los Angeles as a copyright attorney for content owner(s).

He also wrote a book:  Copyright Workflow for Photographers:
Protecting Managing and Sharing Digital Images available at







Content owners


User-generated content

Fair use

Quilt Shows

Rule of Thumb



Costumes and Cosplay

Characters used in Commercial Setting

Art - making your own version of art

How should we think about copyright?

Copyright and Photographs - his book

published v unpublished phots and why it matters

New Copyright Registration Regulations for Photography

Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. and its impact


Copyright Workflow




Just Wanna Quilt: An Immersive Research Project of Copyright

Podcast and Research Lab

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118

JWQ Shop and Long Army

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

New Orleans, LA 70125

(504) 339-3857

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

Owner, Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Editor-in-Chief, Just Wanna Series, Ricardo Gonzalez

Inventory Quilt Project, Willow Olson

Long Army, Joel Sellers

Project Director, Gigi Baay