Court Derails FCC F-Bomb Crackdown

Hearn, Ted
June 2007
Multichannel News;6/11/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 24, p51
The article reports on the ruling of the Second Circuit of Appeals in New York that the policies of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed to crack down on the fleeting broadcast of such words as "s##t" and "f##k" were invalid because the agency failed to justify abandonment of its historic approach. The approach of the FCC focused on the repetitive, not the isolated, broadcast of indecent materials. INSET: Milestones: Broadcast Indecency.


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