Key element of torts analysis is the duty of care that a business owes to its customers and other stakeholders
A key element of torts analysis is the duty of care that a business owes to its customers and other stakeholders. If such a duty exists, breach of that duty can lead to liability for harm from the business’s actions or products.
After reading Chapter 7 on torts, including the Biblical Worldview analyses on pp. 147 (E-book p. 66) and 164 (E-book p. 71), address the question in the Point/Counterpoint on pp. 170-171 (E-book p. 76): Should the creators of violent media owe a duty of care to victims of crimes based on violent media?
Consider this question from the perspective of the owners and managers of companies that produce video games or other electronic entertainment (movies, TV, streaming content, music, etc.).
Title your thread “Duty” or “No Duty” to indicate your conclusion.
The creators of violent media should not owe a duty of care to victims of crimes based on violent media. There are a number of reasons for this, both legal and moral.
First, there is no legal precedent for holding the creators of violent media liable for the actions of criminals. The First Amendment protects a wide range of speech, including violent speech. In order to hold the creators of violent media liable for the actions of criminals, the courts would need to make a significant exception to First Amendment protection.