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Ah, the joys of living where the government is responsible to the people. Oh, wait... [Aug. 29th, 2009|09:28 pm]
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[User Picture]From: metalclarinet
2009-09-01 01:50 pm (UTC)

references

The 2001 decision referenced below is big. Also, some of what I cut & paste has lost their embedded links. If you send me an email to jim.lande (at) fcc.gov I will forward it to you. I think that a lot of broadcast regulations are in Part 73 of the CFR 47 and can be found at http://www.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/cfrassemble.cgi?title=200847

FYI John is an attorney in Media and has taught telelcommunications policy at GMU Law School.
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Here is the principal statute, the principal regulation, and a 2001 decision that I think is still authoritative.

18 U.S.C.A. § 1464

United States Code Annotated

§ 1464. Broadcasting obscene language

Whoever utters any obscene, indecent, or profane language by means of radio communication shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

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47 C.F.R. § 73.3999

Code of Federal Regulations

Title 47. Telecommunication

Chapter I. Federal Communications Commission (Refs & Annos)

Subchapter C. Broadcast Radio Services

Part 73. Radio Broadcast Services (Refs & Annos)

Subpart H. Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations (Refs & Annos)

§ 73.3999 Enforcement of 18 U.S.C. 1464 (restrictions on the transmission of obscene and indecent material).



(a) No licensee of a radio or television broadcast station shall broadcast any material which is obscene.



(b) No licensee of a radio or television broadcast station shall broadcast on any day between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. any material which is indecent.



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[User Picture]From: snyrt_file
2009-11-30 06:09 pm (UTC)

Re: references

But it doesn't define anything specific...and it's just about language? Not images?
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[User Picture]From: snyrt_file
2009-11-30 06:20 pm (UTC)

Re: references

also, it seems to apply to the community standards definition of obscenity, rather than actualkly banning any specifics?
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