On-Demand Recording: Music in the Digital Age: The Laws Governing Protection, Consumption and Exploitation (CLE)

This is an on-demand recording of VLA’s Webinar: Music in the Digital Age: The Laws Governing Protection, Consumption and Exploitation (CLE) held on May 20, 2020. Slides are available with the video presentation. Please use the form at the bottom to access this presentation.

About this program:

In this presentation, you will learn about the statutes and other legal rules that govern the exploitation of music on the Internet and how to protect your rights, or the rights of your clients, as composers and musical artists.  Topics will include the basics and the leading edge of music copyright infringement issues; the roles played by historical and recently established music rights organizations; and the statutory frameworks that establish rights and obligations in connection with music streaming and digital delivery.

This program offers 2 Continuing Legal Education credits to attorneys.


Matthew H. Giger is a co-founding partner in the media and entertainment litigation law firm Rosenberg, Giger & Perala P.C.  Mr. Giger is an experienced attorney who represents clients in all facets of litigation, dispute resolution and counseling. His practice focuses on disputes concerning copyright infringement, contracts and other rights and relationships in the music, film, television and theater industries.  He regularly represents artists, the heirs and estates of artists, producers, managers, production companies and other industry participants in courts located in and outside of New York.

Mr. Giger received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1996. He graduated with a J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 1999. Upon graduation, Mr. Giger served as a law clerk to the Honorable John S. Rhoades of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, following which he worked as a litigator in the New York offices of two large law firms – Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Sullivan & Worcester LLP.  Mr. Giger co-founded Rosenberg, Giger & Perala P.C. in 2007.

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