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11

Appeals Court Tosses FCC Fine for Nudity on ‘NYPD Blue’

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a $1.4 million fine against ABC for airing a 2003 episode of “NYPD Blue” that contained nudity.

The court issued a nonprecedential summary judgment that found the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) relied on an “unconstitutionally vague” indecency policy for determining when nudity should be considered obscene when it fined 52 ABC affiliates for the incident.

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1 Response to “Appeals Court Tosses FCC Fine for Nudity on ‘NYPD Blue’”


  1. January 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    A valid reason to throw it out but not a good one. How about freedom of speech? How about attitudes that result in harm? Is is well established that the prudery encouraged by the FCC results in widespread and serious harm and that it is young people who are harmed the most.


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