David J. Christopher
Chief of Operations
David J. Christopher is the chief of operations for the United States Copyright Office. He was appointed to the position effective December 17, 2012.
In his position as chief of operations, Christopher supervises the day-to-day operations of the Office, including financial controls, budget, human capital, statutory royalty investments, mandatory deposit and acquisitions, contracts, and strategic planning functions. He works closely with senior Copyright Office managers in technology, registration, and policy and with the greater Library of Congress.
Christopher earned his MA in international commerce and policy from George Mason University and his BA from the University of Tennessee. He also holds a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
About the USCO
Congress established the Copyright Office as a separate department within the Library of Congress in 1897 and created the position of Register of Copyrights to lead it. The United States Copyright Office administers the nation’s copyright laws as set forth in the Copyright Act and provides impartial assistance to Congress, the courts, and executive branch agencies on questions of national and international copyright law and policy.