Not everything is allowed
As a point of departure, no censorship can be imposed or subsequent legal steps be taken against musicians because of what they express in their music. The European Court of Human Rights has interpreted artistic freedom of expression in a broad way. In a judgement from 1988 the Court observed, that “Those who create, perform, distribute or exhibit works of art contribute to the exchange of ideas and opinions which is essential for a democratic society. Hence the obligation on the State not to encroach unduly on their freedom of expression”.
However, there are exceptions, e.g.:
In any case such limitations must be prescribed in a national law.
What is ‘hate music’?
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Politiken – 21 May 2007:
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