Wardrobe Malfunction, Obscenity Or Censorship Malfunction?
from the fcc-appeals dept
Earlier this year, a court tossed out the FCC’s fine on CBS for Janet Jackson’s infamous Superbowl half time show “wardrobe malfunction.” As the court noted, the FCC’s reasoning for the fine showed an arbitrary decision that did not fit with any existing guidelines. However, it appears the FCC disagrees and is now appealing the ruling to the Supreme Court, saying that it was the court, not the FCC, that misapplied indecency rules. Of course, we’re still wondering why this matters nearly five years after the incident.