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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Notes: Monday, November 15 th Rules and Regulations (Continued) Obscenity, Indecency, and Profanity - Section 1464 of US criminal code – anyone who utters profane, indecent, or obscene language over radio or TV is liable to fine (up to $10,000), loss of license, or imprisonment o FCC and/or Department of Justice can prosecute o FCC, however, CANNOT censor broadcast content (section 326)- Profanity – irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God- Obscenity – (current definition from Miller v. California (1973)) 1. Contains material that depicts or describes in a patently offensive way certain sexual acts 2. Appeals to the prurient (tending to excite lust) interest of the average person applying contemporary local community standards 3. Lacks serious artistic, literary, political, or scientific value- Indecency – something that depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities or organs in a fashion that’s patently offensive according to contemporary community standards for the broadcast media at a time of day when there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience o More than 10,000 sexually-oriented sites o XXX films: one version for cable, another for theatrical or DVD release-...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course TELE 3010 taught by Professor L.benjamin during the Fall '07 term at UGA.
- Fall '07