XCOM 225 Week 6 CheckPoint

Apr 17th, 2015
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The FCCIt is a violation of federal law to air obscene programming at any time. It is also aviolation of federal law to broadcast indecent or profane programming during certain hours.Congress has given the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the responsibility foradministratively enforcing the law that governs these types of broadcasts. Among other things,the FCC has authority to issue civil monetary penalties, revoke a license, and deny a renewalapplication. In addition, a federal district court may impose fines and/or imprisonment for up totwo years on those who are convicted of criminal violations of the law. The FCC vigorouslyenforces this law where we find violations, consistent with constitutional and statutoryprotections of broadcasters' freedom of speech. Beginning in 2006, due to ongoing litigationraising questions about the Commission's indecency standard, the FCC temporarily deferredenforcement action on most indecency cases while awaiting further direction from the courts.More recently, the Commission resumed processing new cases and initiating new investigations,where appropriate. Subsequent court decisions, however, have again raised questions about

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