U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC Indecency Policy

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The U.S. Appeals Court for the 2nd Circuit in Manhattan has struck down the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policy restricting profanity on broadcast television when children are likely in the audience. The three-judge panel said that the FCC’s policy was “unconstitutionally vague” and would have a “chilling effect” on free speech. CWA CEO Penny Nance and Dan Isett, Director of Public Policy for the Parents Television Council discuss the impact of this ruling and what families can do today to urge the FCC to appeal this decision.

Contact information for the FCC Chairman can be found here: FCC Chairman’s contact information: http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/genachowski/.

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