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The Right to Decency

Julietspeaking Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 5:00 PM
What'll we do about some of these webcast shows ? They're full of inmdency.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 2:36 PM
Webcasts are not regulated, and may not be regulatable. But they usually are labeled as to content, indecency being a selling point for some.

*Note - Morgan Bennett is a co-author.

The U. S. Supreme Court decision on broadcast indecency in FCC v. Fox Television, Inc. , (June 21, 2012) (“Fox II”), has reignited an important debate: whether TV networks have a right to distribute indecent material into our homes without our consent. The U. S. Congress prohibited such activity and the high Court upheld that prohibition decades ago. To obtain their licenses to broadcast, networks pledge to act in the “public interest,” but for years, they have abandoned that pledge to promote their own morbid interest in indecency.

After Fox, the Federal Communications...