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REGULATION OF BROADCAST INDECENCY: BACKGROUND AND LEGAL ANALYSIS

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Obscenity/Pornography,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/44236.pdf

Provides background on two major indecency events, the 2003 Golden Globes Awards show and the 2004 Super Bowl halftime, discusses the legal evolution of the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency regulations, and looks at pending legislation and whether prohibiting broadcast of certain words would violate the First Amendment. From the Congressional Research Service via the State Department.