Christopher Levy is regarded as one of the world's experts in Digital Rights Management technologies and the use of DRM to market, monetize and monitor digital media content. As a high-profile DRM evangelist, Levy regularly speaks and writes about the technology and was recently nominated to be a Digital Media MVP [Microsoft Valued Professional] by Microsoft with a specific focus on DRM.
He is currently the CEO and Founder of BuyDRM, a pay-media services provider whose flagship product KeyOS is in use by a wide variety of content owners and licensees. BuyDRM is a Microsoft Preferred DRM Provider and is privately held with offices in Austin, Los Angeles and New York and development offices in Eastern Europe.
Levy began his career in Digital Media in 1994 when he launched a WebCast services company in Austin, Texas providing on-site production and encoding technology to Mark Cuban's AudioNet and several Content Delivery Networks. After selling the company, ClickHear Productions, to CMGI in 1999, Levy co-invented and led to market "streamOS", the industry's first Streaming Media Overlay System delivering Streaming Media across multiple Content Delivery Networks. streamOS was used by MSN to webcast Madonna to 9 Million viewers making it the largest webcast in history until 2005's Live 8 Webcast.
Levy has provided Digital Media Vision to a top-shelf list of clients including Casbah Productions LLC [Responsible for Live 8 and the AOL/XM Radio/AEG joint-venture Network Live] Interscope Records, IslandDefJam Records, Anheuser-Busch, NFL Films, Grand Royal Records, Capitol Records, The Museum of Television and Radio, Microsoft, Intel and others. Levy is a featured industry writer and speaker and has been featured in print and online with ABCNews.com, StreamingMedia.com, eContent Magazine, Klixxx Magazine, and others and has spoken at DRM Strategies, Jupiter's Plug.In, NAB, NATPE, Streaming Media East and West, Digital Hollywood, Content World, Internext/IA2000, EAT’M, South By Southwest and the iHollywood Forum.