Indecency police are on patrol

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Images of a nude woman’s backside, broadcast in February 2003 before 10 p.m. on ABC stations in the Central and Mountain time zones, prompted the FCC to fine the network $1.43 million, the maximum allowed at the time. “We find that the programming at issue is within the scope of our indecency definition because it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs–specifically an adult woman’s buttocks,” the FCC wrote in a decision issued on Friday.

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