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The FCC Indecency Rule restricts the use of obscene language in television and radio during certain hours in order to limit minors' exposure to such language.<br>  
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== Overview  ==
 
== Overview  ==
  
The FCC Indecency Rule restricts the use of obscene language in television and radio broadcasting in order to limit the exposure of minors to such language.&nbsp; This rule is enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FTC) is a federal agency that was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and regulates interstate and international communications via radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.  
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The FCC Indecency Rule restricts the use of obscene language in television and radio broadcasting in order to limit the exposure of minors to such language.&nbsp; This rule is enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FTC) is a federal agency that was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and regulates interstate and international communications via radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
  
The FCC Indecency Rule:  
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*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."<ref>http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/71/1464</ref>
 
*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."<ref>http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/71/1464</ref>
  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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== External Links  ==
 
== External Links  ==
  
*[http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/71/1464 18 U.S.C. § 1464: Broadcasting Obscene Language] <br>  
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*[http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/71/1464 18 U.S.C. § 1464: Broadcasting Obscene Language] <br>
*[http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/obscene.html FCC: Obscene, Indecent, and Profane Broadcasts]<br>  
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*[http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/obscene.html FCC: Obscene, Indecent, and Profane Broadcasts]<br>
*[http://www.fcc.gov/eb/oip/ FCC: Regulation of Obscenity, Indecency and Profanity]  
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*[http://www.fcc.gov/eb/oip/ FCC: Regulation of Obscenity, Indecency and Profanity]
 
*[http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/3c69eb90-e36b-4ff8-9658-53d6cd36c060/1/doc/06-1760-ag_opn2.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/3c69eb90-e36b-4ff8-9658-53d6cd36c060/1/hilite/ Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. FCC]<br>
 
*[http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/3c69eb90-e36b-4ff8-9658-53d6cd36c060/1/doc/06-1760-ag_opn2.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/3c69eb90-e36b-4ff8-9658-53d6cd36c060/1/hilite/ Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. FCC]<br>
  
 
== Related Resources on FindLaw  ==
 
== Related Resources on FindLaw  ==
  
*[http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/06constitutional/cases.html Supreme Court Obscenity Cases]  
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*[http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/06constitutional/cases.html Supreme Court Obscenity Cases]
 
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== Related Blogs on FindLaw  ==
 
== Related Blogs on FindLaw  ==
  
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== See Also  ==
 
== See Also  ==
  
*[[Federal Communications Commission]]  
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*[[Federal Communications Commission]]
*[[Censorship]]  
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*[[Mass Communications Law]]
 
*[[Mass Communications Law]]

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Overview

The FCC Indecency Rule restricts the use of obscene language in television and radio broadcasting in order to limit the exposure of minors to such language.  This rule is enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FTC) is a federal agency that was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and regulates interstate and international communications via radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.

The FCC Indecency Rule:

  • 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."[1]


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References

  1. http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/71/1464

External Links

Related Resources on FindLaw

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