indecency

5:45am

Mon June 25, 2012
Opinion

Burriss on Media: FCC & Indecency

So, after the latest Supreme Court ruling about indecency, broadcast stations can do anything they want, right? Wrong.

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10:48am

Fri June 22, 2012
Top Stories

MTSU Prof. Weighs in on Supreme Court Obscenity Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — A Middle Tennessee professor who specializes in free-speech issues says television stations will likely be minding their manners for a while as a result of a Supreme Court ruling on indecency.

The justices yesterday threw out fines and other penalties against Fox and ABC stations that violated the FCC's policy regulating curse words and nudity on TV.

The case revolved around obscenities uttered during an awards show on Fox, and brief nudity on ABC. The justices said the FCC is free to revise its indecency policy.

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