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College Broadcasters Inc. asks FCC to Not Sanction Stations for Fleeting Expletives

In reply comments submitted to the FCC, College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) argues for a softer stance on the broadcast of indecent material. In its filing (PDF), CBI asks the FCC to cease enforcement of its fleeting expletives policy. CBI writes, “The enforcement of a ‘fleeting expletive’ policy is resource intensive, constitutionally suspect, creates a chilling […]

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U.S. Court of Appeals Strikes Down FCC's Indecency Policy

Big news for broadcasters today, as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision striking down the FCC’s indecency policy. According to the decision, the “FCC’s current policy fails constitutional scrutiny,” in large part because it is too vague and can lead broadcasters to shy away from airing programming, effectively […]

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