4.10.07 - Obscenity, Indecency, Profanity Section 1464 of...

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Obscenity, Indecency, Profanity - Section 1464 of US Criminal Code: o Not supposed to broadcast obscene, indecent or profane language Profane language has gone to the waist side, so its more so just obscenity and indecency Obscenity has no first amendment protections; indecency does - Obscenity o Miller v. California (1973) Pg. 246 of text- gives the summation of what is obscene have to consider the WHOLE program, and not a snippet each state can have its own definition appealing to the interest of the average person applying local, contemporary, community standards must lack serious artistic, literary, political, or scientific value o Cannot be presented in the SAFE HARBOR and is not covered - Indecency o Pacifica v. FCC (1978) – The 7 Dirty Words case Pg. 246 of text (top of second column) EX. Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” was considered to be indecent and not obscene because the show was not out to be a “nude” show, but a show that was shown nationally to display football. o
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4.10.07 - Obscenity, Indecency, Profanity Section 1464 of...

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