On July 13, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission must revise its policy on fining broadcasters thousands of dollars for “fleeting expletives” unintentionally aired on television. The ruling has excited First Amendment legal experts, who have been concerned about the FCC’s growing control of televised material in recent years. Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the decision and discussions in Congress about the FCC taking authority over the Internet: “Internet-delivered video – relying on a technology that eliminates previous barriers to free speech, and makes the free press even more accessible to and by all – should, arguably, remain free of unnecessary regulations that were uniquely intended for the environment of legacy video platforms.”
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Read more of Professor Askin on Facebook’s breach of contract lawsuit in the E-Commerce Times.
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