On-Demand Recording: Music in the Digital Age: The Laws Governing Protection, Consumption and Exploitation (2 CLE)

Length: 2 hr 15 min

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 provides 2 Professional Practice CLE credits (approved for Transitional and Non-Transitional 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.


If you are a VLA member, email registrations@vlany.org to receive a discount code that will allow you to access and purchase your ticket. 

Full-Time Students and Artists Over Sixty: $20
Arts Professional VLA Members: $30
Arts Professional Non-VLA Members: $45
Legal Professional VLA Members: $165
Legal Professional Non-VLA Members: $185
Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members: $120

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. For more information and how to apply, please review our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here.

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