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Keep Calm, Carry On and Don’t Swear

June 21, 2012


Look me in the eye and pay attention when I tell you… do not swear on the radio. I know how you are. You scan the news, you don’t really read it. Headlines like, “Supreme Court Shoots Down FCC Fines For Fleeting Expletives/Nudity In Narrow Ruling” or “Supremes Toss ‘Fleeting Indecency” might put the wrong […]

Janet Jackson Isn’t Indecent But You Still Could Be

November 3, 2011


We are one step closer to getting some actual clarity on the legality of the FCC’s indecency policy. An appeals court has upheld a previous decision that throws out a $550,000 fine the FCC levied against CBS over Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. This new ruling, along with the Supreme […]

Be Smart: Avoid Phone Scam Fines

February 23, 2011


It’s been seven years since Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show on CBS. The FCC’s ensuing furor about broadcast indecency has finally calmed down over the last few yeas possibly due to fears at the commission of a court challenge by broadcasters that could lead to the entire idea of regulating decency being […]