Constitutionality of Applying the FCC's Indecency Restriction to Cable Television

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Various federal officials have spoken in favor of extending the Federal Communication Commission’s indecency restriction, which currently applies to broadcast television and radio, to cable and satellite television. This report examines whether such an extension would violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.

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Creation Date: December 1, 2005
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C., USA
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Various federal officials have spoken in favor of extending the Federal Communication Commission’s indecency restriction, which currently applies to broadcast television and radio, to cable and satellite television. This report examines whether such an extension would violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.

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14 pages.

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