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July 21st, 2008 under CBS

An U.S. Appeals court has ruled in favor of CBS and over turned the $550,000 fine that was given to CBS Corporation for Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl half-time show according to Reuters.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said the U.S. Federal Communications Commission "arbitrarily and capriciously departed from its prior policy" that exempted fleeting broadcast material from actionable indecency violations.
"Moreover, the FCC cannot impose liability on CBS for the acts of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, independent contractors hired for the limited purposes of the Halftime Show..," wrote Chief Judge Anthony Scirica for the three-judge panel that heard the case.
I am so glad that The U.S. Appeals court sided with CBS because the FCC has become way to powerful and uptight. We need to have some freedom of speech on TV and the FCC should not dictate what is vulgar obscene because the PTC complain in droves. Hopefully more of the recent FCC fines will also be overturned!

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