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Unformatted text preview: Censorship A world without a musical variety is, to some, a world without art. Today music is the art form most preferred because of its constant exposure, variety, and availability to its audiences. Though music is a free artistic expression of words, sounds and feelings, some feel it should not be so free. It is universally agreed upon that all music is not suitable for all audiences, specifically referring to children and young adults. Parents should not be blamed for not wanting their children to know about drugs, sex and violence at such a young age, but it should be kept in mind that this music is in no way influencing these children to do drugs, have sex or be violent, despite what they may think. These parents feel that morals and standards should be taken into account when artists are writing their music, but if there are guidelines to what can and cannot be said, the First Amendments idea of freedom of speech and expression is violated. This federal law cannot be violated, so in 1985 a compromise between the Parents Music Resource Center and the...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course INART 115 taught by Professor Fehrenbachpaulg during the Fall '08 term at Penn State.
- Fall '08