Thursday, June 15, 2006
President Bush has signed the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005, raising fines for broadcasters who air material ruled indecent by the FCC from $32,500 per incident to $325,000. The measure gained popularity with Congress after the so-called "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl half time show in which Justin Timberlake revealed Janet Jackson's breast for a few seconds. Read more here. Read the President's remarks on the signing of the Broadcast Decency Act here.