In Chapter 1 of the text you read about the Bailey v. Eminem defamation case where the court held Eminem’s lyrics were protected by the First Amendment. Read the article and view the video (the links are listed under Week 1 Additional Learning Resources Required and Week 1 Multimedia Required) to the Pahler v. Slayer case. Respond to the following questions:
Did the Pahler court use the same reasoning as used in Bailey v. Eminem?
Should the court’s decision in Pahler be different because a young girl was murdered?
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. About 200-250 words
Rock ‘n roll murder: When lyrics lead to violence (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file] (n.d.). Retrieved from http://digital.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=12037&aid=18596&loid=16842&Plt=FOD&w=320&h=240&ref
This video provides background information to assist students in understanding the court’s reasoning in Pahler v. Slayer. In this video, three teenage boys confess to killing a teenage girl as a sacrifice to the devil based on the lyrics of the band Slayer. Their actions were the basis of the wrongful death suit Pahler v. Slayer.
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