LA Times: FCC indecency rules ‘all bleeped-up’

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The Supreme Court will soon consider a complaint by Fox against the FCC about a proposed indecency fine, leaving the commission in legal limbo until the Court hands down a decision — its first indecency ruling in three decades — probably early next year, the Los Angeles Times reports. The FCC and broadcasters have gone back and forth in federal court since the 2003 Bono ruling and early 2004 Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction ushered in a more aggressive campaign against on-air naughtiness. Pubcasters have taken a number of steps to stay out of harm’s way, but at least one, KCSM in San Mateo, got caught in the FCC’s dragnet. An appeal on that case is still pending.

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