RAP Act bill proposed in Congress would ban lyrics as court evidence
A new bill introduced in Congress would protect recording artists from having their lyrics used against them in court.
The RAP Act, which stands for Restoring Artistic Protection, aims to protect a musician's right to creative expression.
Rapper Tommy Canady is currently serving a life sentence for murder after his lyrics were used against him in a trial.
The bill's sponsors use the example of Bob Marley, who recorded "I Shot The Sheriff,” which was not a confession to a real crime.