Appeals Court Throws Out FCC Profanity Ruling - Radio World

Appeals Court Throws Out FCC Profanity Ruling

There was much industry discussion this week after a ruling by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, which went against the FCC’s policy of fining broadcast stations and networks for airing profanities.
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There was much industry discussion this week after a ruling by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, which went against the FCC’s policy of fining broadcast stations and networks for airing profanities.

Though the decision was for a TV case, it relates to radio because the decision calls into question the premise of the commission’s authority to regulate broadcast content, as the Washington Post reported.

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