Congress threatens big stick on nets' profanity

Crabtree, Susan
January 2004
Daily Variety;1/29/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 23, p2
Trade Publication
Reports on the possible approval by the U.S. Congress of a bill that will increase the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) indecency fines for indecency laws violation. Fine terms of the bill; Assertion by House Telecommunications Subcommittee chair Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.) that the proposed legislation is attracting several supporters; Description of the federal laws regulating obscene broadcasting; Measures undertaken by law enforcement agencies to implement FCC codes; Decision of FCC on the indecency case involving Bono of U2 and NBC; Comments of Representative Billy Tauzin (R-La.) regarding the duty of broadcasters.


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