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Court Strikes Down FCC Policy on Offensive Content

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010 - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the Federal Communications Commission cannot continue with its policy that prohibits all "patently offensive" references to sex, sexual organs and excretion because the policy is too vague and chills speech. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan struck down the 2004 Federal Communications Commission policy in the case Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. FCC. Keep Reading

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