Author - Chris Reed

Chris Reed is a Los Angeles-based photographer and lawyer. He practices copyright law in the  media and entertainment industries and is the author of Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images from Peachpit Press.

Unpublished works
Copyright

Planning for the Copyright Registration Process

It has become a common refrain among lawyers who represent photographers and other artists that it is important to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. Although registration is not required for copyright protection, it is a prerequisite to bringing an infringement lawsuit, and timely...

Copyright
Copyright

Understanding Copyright: 10 Things You Must Do

Most artists understand that copyright law is the foundation of their business – without the protection that copyright law gives us, it would be (even more) difficult to monetize creative work and make a living. Because of that, there is no shortage of advice on copyright issues targeted at...

Insurance
Business

The Basics of Insurance for Artists

There are many legal aspects of running an art-related business that could be fairly characterized as less than interesting, but few topics inspire more blank stares, or glazed-over eyes, faster than insurance. Like a lot of legal topics, thinking about insurance requires that we think about...

Copyright Act
Copyright

The Next Great Copyright Act? A View from Washington

Chris Reed is a former senior policy advisor to the Register of Copyrights and author of Copyright Workflow for Photographers.
If you’re a regular reader of the Art Law Journal, you’re likely well aware that copyright law provides certain exclusive rights to authors of creative works for a...