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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published v unpublished phots and why it matters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




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