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

May 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on May 20 for an exciting webinar about the laws governing music in the digital age!

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.



Membership Discount Code: For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your ticket.

$25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$175 Legal Professional VLA Member
$225 Legal Professional Non-Member
$140 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

To register by email, please contact registrations@vlany.org.

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

Refund Policy:

All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Webinar Access:

Participants will receive an email in advance of this workshop with instructions to access. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org.


May 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


NY United States


Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class