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2006-02-22 21:09:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators plan to issue decisions soon in about 40 cases involving complaints against broadcasters for violating federal decency limits, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal to rule that the word "s***" is profane and violates decency limits in certain contexts, the source said, declining further identification. The agency has already declared the word "f***"...

2005-10-31 22:02:08

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - A wide range of organizations representing the political gamut from copyright holders to anti-tax groups are urging lawmakers to reject legislation that would bring some legitimate film and TV productions under the same federal reporting requirements as X-rated films. In a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the 30 groups -- including the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the Recording Industry Assn. of America,...

2005-10-08 13:19:03

MIAMI (Reuters) - The American operator of a Web site which posted grisly pictures of people killed in the Iraq and Afghan conflicts was arrested on obscenity charges unrelated to the war photos, police officials in Florida said. The Polk County sheriff's office said Christopher Michael Wilson was arrested on Friday and faces one count of wholesale distribution of obscene material and 300 misdemeanor charges relating to the Web site and pornographic photos. The charges were unrelated...