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The main questions this article addresses are below: Do entertainment producers (especially record companies) have either a legal or an ethical obligation to control the violent, hateful or sexual content of their products, or is there something to be said for the concept of "giving the public what it wants?" What should the music industry's response be to criticism that tragedies such as the Columbine High School shootings and other grotesque acts of sociopaths are sometimes instigated, or perhaps just made more likely, by the lyrics of so-called Goth, Neo-Nazi and even Rap bands?
The Idea-Expression Dichotomy--Copyright law only protects the expression of ideas—not—the ideas themselves. The 1st amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides all Americans with the right to free speech (with some exceptions). The fair use doctrine enables individuals to utilize others’ work to convey their own opinions about specific subjects (encouraging free speech), while still providing the copyright holders protection of their work.