The Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously approved the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, referring it to the full Senate for a vote after an amendment was hammered out that was supported by legislators and the computer industry. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced last month, would update the Communications Decency Act to clarify that Section…
In the first such action in seven years, the Federal Communications Commission has taken strong action against a local Virginia television station for airing sexual explicit material during a news broadcast. The FCC says it is fining WDBJ, a CBS affiliate television station in Roanoke, Virginia, $325,000, the maximum allowable penalty, after viewer complaints triggered an investigation by the FCC Enforcement Bureau.
Anti-pornography groups are applauding a federal agency’s decision to assess the maximum penalty of $325,000 on a Virginia television station for showing an indecent video clip in 2012.
It’s been eight years since the Federal Communications Commission fined a television station for indecency violations, but today it made up for the haitus with the highest fine ever for a single broadcast.
Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2015) – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to enforce the federal broadcast indecency law after an eight-year hiatus. Today’s enforcement vote came against television station WDBJ, Roanoke Virginia, (parent company Schurz Communications) regarding a July 12, 2012, 6 p.m. broadcast news clip that featured a porn video clip.