Court Tosses Out Indecency Fine for ‘NYPD Blue’ Nudity

A court decision concerning an “indecency” case brought against “NYPD Blue” illustrates the problems that arise whenever the Federal Communications Commission tries to enforce its rules governing what’s acceptable or unacceptable to show on broadcast television. The fines the FCC tries to impose are almost always overturned on appeal, as in this case, where a […]

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Government Appeals Ruling on FCC Indecency Rule

BY: Joelle Tessler WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word to be uttered on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York threw out […]

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