Topic: broadcast indecency

Comments to FCC Overwhelmingly Support Strict Broadcast Indecency Rules

Public rejects FCC's proposed "egregious" standard for enforcing broadcast indecency

The FCC has been flooded with public comments about broadcast indecency, and the vast majority want the agency to keep its rules intact.  On the last day for filing public comments,…

Conservative Groups Urge Senate to Block Wheeler Over Broadcast Indecency

FCC nominee's vague position fails to satisfy Morality in Media and others

Tom Wheeler (D), President Obama's nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, may be feeling the heat of the position even before he's confirmed. Led by Morality in Media, a…

FCC Tweet Lets Slide Ortiz F-Word

Tweet alters agency policy on fleeting expletives

In one tweet, Federal Communications Comission chairman Julius Genachowski may have single-handedly changed the agency's policy on F-words forever. Genachowski's tweet was in reaction to the fleeting expletive dropped by…

Should the FCC Force the Redskins to Change Team Name?

Former chairman Reed Hundt says term is obscene

Should the Federal Communications Commission force the Washington Redskins to change their name? Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt says "yes." Putting new pressure on owner Dan Snyder, Hundt laid out his…

FCC Moves to Clarify Broadcast Indecency Policy

Notice follows last year's Supreme Court decision in Fox and ABC cases

At long [insert expletive here] last, the Federal Communications Commission is doing something about the backlog of broadcast indecency complaints that have hounded the agency since the Supreme Court tossed…

Ravens' Flacco Drops the F-Bomb

PTC says FCC needs to step up

There was (thankfully) no wardrobe malfunction during CBS' broadcast of the Super Bowl, but there was a fleeting expletive. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropped the F-bomb. Celebrating the win while…

TV's Good Wife Takes On the FCC

Plot line gives nod to CBS' 'Nipplegate'

Episodes of The Good Wife are often about take-no-prisoners Chicago politics or cutthroat corporate lawsuits. But Sunday night's episode was a "Capitol" delight, taking on the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast…

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wardrobe Malfunction Case

CBS won't have to pay $550,000 FCC fine

At long last, we no longer have to think about Janet Jackson's breast. The Supreme Court, fresh off its broadcast indecency decisions regarding fleeting expletives on Fox and brief nudity…

Fast Chat: Sidley Austin's Carter Phillips

'Adweek' talks to the attorney about his win at the Supreme Court in FCC v. Fox

For Carter Phillips, the Supreme Court's decision in FCC v. Fox was his third win of the week. The Sidley Austin partner, who represented Fox, was one of two attorney…

Supreme Court Tosses Broadcast Indecency Back to FCC

Narrow decision says the commission's rules are vague

After all the teeth-gnashing and nail-biting over how the Supreme Court might address the First Amendment issues plaguing the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast indecency rules for years, the court turned…