“By Any Other’s Name: A Conference on Law, Authorship and Appropriation” Taking Place Oct. 28-29

Bill Ivey, former National Endowment for the Arts chairman, to keynote law and the arts conference

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s School of Theatre, College of Music & Dramatic Arts, Law Center, and Office of Research & Economic Development, in tandem with the Law and Humanities Institute and the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association, are proud to present “By Any Other’s Name: A Conference on Law, Authorship and Appropriation” on Oct. 28 and 29 at LSU. Bill Ivey, former chairman for National Endowment for the Arts, will present the keynote address.

The conference is designed for artists and attorneys and will consider issues of law and authorship, as well as challenges that arise when artists engage in appropriation of other works.

Members of the Louisiana Bar Association will earn 7.25 hours of CLE credit.

Ivey, a published author and four-time Grammy Award nominee, is a vastly accomplished professional in the arts world. He is the founding director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, an arts policy research center. Ivey served as team leader for arts and humanities in the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition and is a trustee of the Center for American Progress. While the conference itself has a registration fee, Ivey’s keynote address will be free to the public on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 12:45 p.m. in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts’ Shaver Theatre.

Other speakers include Tore DeBella, associate at Washington, D.C., law firm DrinkerBiddle, who will discuss the Blackhorse vs. Pro-Football Inc. case. Richard Busch of King & Ballow will participate in “#BlurredLines – Music, Sampling and Copyright,” which will examine musical copyright issues. Additional panelists include faculty in the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts, the LSU Law School, LSU College of Art & Design and other professionals in the field.

The conference’s registration fee is $65 with a reduced rate for students. Registration is $250 for members of the Louisiana State Bar Association earning CLE credit.

For the full schedule and ticketing information, please visit the LSU School of Theatre website, http://wp.theatre.lsu.edu.



Contact Kristin Sosnowsky
Swine Palace/LSU Theatre


Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations