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By Jeremy H. Lipschultz

Indecency--arguably one of the such a lot provocative and incendiary concerns in latest media--is speech on the fringe of social tolerance. This well timed quantity examines broadcast and web indecency from criminal and social views, using present situations and well-publicized examples. In exploring the problems linked to this hugely debatable sector, writer Jeremy Harris Lipschultz makes headway towards an figuring out of the way indecency, as conversation at the fringes of social norms, services in defining loose expression via particular kinds of speech. He contrasts conceptualizations of indecency and obscenity, synthesizes case legislations and social study, and develops theoretical generalizations for destiny study and examine. His paintings offers a accomplished exam of broadcast and net indecency matters and situations that serve to check generalizations approximately freedom of expression and one's skill to outline loose speech.

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I hope that we at the FCC will not allow ourselves to become so bogged down in the mountain of papers, hearings, memoranda, orders, and the daily routine that we close our eyes to the wider view of the public interest. And I hope that you broadcasters will not permit yourselves to become so absorbed in the case for ratings, sales, and profits that you lose this wider view. Now more than ever before in broadcasting’s history, the times demand the best of all of us. We need imagination in programming, not sterility; creativity, not imitation; experimentation, not conformity; excellence, not mediocrity.

But I cannot think of more satisfying ways. I admire your courage – but that doesn’t mean I would make life any easier for you. Your license lets you use the public’s airwaves as trustees for 180 million Americans. The public is your beneficiary. If you want to stay on as trustees, you must deliver a decent return to the public – not only to your stockholders. So, as a representative of the public, your health and your product are among my chief concerns. I have confidence in your health. But not in your product.

Formerly the Big Dick’s Dog Wiener Mobile. Big Peter features a 75-foot jacked up monster body. See Big Peter crush and enter a Volvo. (Laughter) . . strapped himself in the cockpit and put Big Peter through its paces. So look out Big Foot! Big Peter is coming! Oh my God! It’s coming! Big Peter! (Laughter) Not indecent Great American Television and Radio Company, Inc. (WFBQ(FM)/ WNDE(AM)), 6 FCC Rcd 3692 (MMB 1990). The licensee provided a fuller transcript of the cited “Elvis” excerpt and explained the context in which it was aired, arguing that no sexual meaning was intended and that no such meaning would be reasonably understood from the material taken as a whole.

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