Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bush Signs Legislation Raising Indecency Fines

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.

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