March 01, 2005

No more PG-13 or R rated movies on Cable / Satellite?

Senator wants cable, satellite decency standards - Mar. 1, 2005 ``Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said Tuesday he would push to apply broadcast decency standards to subscription television and radio services like cable and satellite.``

Posted by rusty at March 1, 2005 02:22 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Update:

POWELL: CABLE SMUT REGS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell thinks that extending indecency regulation to pay TV and radio is a nonstarter. "It's very likely unconstitutional," he said. "I personally do not support an extension." Powell said a cable-indecency law would encounter trouble because the Supreme Court is unwilling to allow regulation of programming that consumers purchase and have the technical means to block. "The Supreme Court affords much more significant First Amendment protection to [media] other than broadcasting, like newspapers and cable and the Internet," he added. Powell indicated that a close look at the legal issues would dissuade Congress from passing a new law that applied to cable and other pay media. "When the Congress takes a hard look at this, if they really study the constitutionality, they'll find, as they have before, that it is
difficult and unwise to extend it," he said.

[SOURCE: Multichannel News, AUTHOR: Ted Hearn]

Posted by: Rusty on March 4, 2005 12:11 PM

Update:

POWELL: CABLE SMUT REGS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell thinks that extending indecency regulation to pay TV and radio is a nonstarter. "It's very likely unconstitutional," he said. "I personally do not support an extension." Powell said a cable-indecency law would encounter trouble because the Supreme Court is unwilling to allow regulation of programming that consumers purchase and have the technical means to block. "The Supreme Court affords much more significant First Amendment protection to [media] other than broadcasting, like newspapers and cable and the Internet," he added. Powell indicated that a close look at the legal issues would dissuade Congress from passing a new law that applied to cable and other pay media. "When the Congress takes a hard look at this, if they really study the constitutionality, they'll find, as they have before, that it is
difficult and unwise to extend it," he said.

[SOURCE: Multichannel News, AUTHOR: Ted Hearn]

Posted by: Rusty on March 4, 2005 12:19 PM

Update:

POWELL: CABLE SMUT REGS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell thinks that extending indecency regulation to pay TV and radio is a nonstarter. "It's very likely unconstitutional," he said. "I personally do not support an extension." Powell said a cable-indecency law would encounter trouble because the Supreme Court is unwilling to allow regulation of programming that consumers purchase and have the technical means to block. "The Supreme Court affords much more significant First Amendment protection to [media] other than broadcasting, like newspapers and cable and the Internet," he added. Powell indicated that a close look at the legal issues would dissuade Congress from passing a new law that applied to cable and other pay media. "When the Congress takes a hard look at this, if they really study the constitutionality, they'll find, as they have before, that it is
difficult and unwise to extend it," he said.

[SOURCE: Multichannel News, AUTHOR: Ted Hearn]

Posted by: Rusty on March 4, 2005 12:38 PM
Post a comment