Those that committed the crime should be judged by their actions but the band

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relevant. Those that committed the crime should be judged by their actions but the band shouldn’t take the blame just because what those boys did was so terrible. Recall the difference between a crime and a tort. Based on these two cases, analyze and discuss whether artists should be held liable for the actions of their fans. The difference between a crime and a tort is who is involved in the case. A crime will be prosecuted by a government agency while a tort is brought by a private entity, such as an individual or business. In both cases it cannot be said that a crime was committed by the artists as no law had been broken. Also I don’t believe that either artist could or should be held liable under a tort. As the courts noted the First Amendment protects their freedom of speech so long as it isn’t objectively false or providing instruction to cause harm. Resources Rogers, S. (2012). Essentials of Business Law. [Electronic version]. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.) Rock ‘n roll murder: When lyrics lead to violence. [Video file]. (n.d.). Retrieved from ? Token=12037&aid=18596&loid=16842&Plt=FOD&w=320&h=240&ref (Links to an external site.) Slayer Lawsuit Thrown Out. (2014, January 24). ABC News. Retrieved from
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