Additionally depicting a violent act is different from instructing a violent

Additionally depicting a violent act is different

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Additionally, depicting a violent act is different from instructing a violent act. Since the band has almost no control over who consumes their media, they would not be able to predict or foresee that someone would act on their lyrics. 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. I don’t think that artists should be held liable for the actions of their fans unless they directly instruct their fans to commit a specific and violent act. As mentioned earlier, even if Slayer were to cease marketing their merchandise where children might have access to it, it
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would be virtually impossible to ensure that no children ever listened to their music. Therefore, if an artist properly warns their fans with an explicit content label, then they should not be held liable for the actions of the fans who choose to consume their music. 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 Rogers, S. (2012). Essentials of Business Law [Electronic version]. Retrieved from Slayer lawsuit thrown out. (2014, January 24). ABC News. Retrieved from
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