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Hefty rise in US TV indecency fines

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US broadcasters transmitting indecent material face a tenfold increase in maximum fines, to $325,000 (£175,000) per violation, under new legislation.

President George Bush, signing the law, said the previous amount of $32,500 (£17,500) had been "meaningless".

"This law will ensure that broadcasters take seriously their duty to keep the public airwaves free of obscene, profane and indecent material."

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I got satellite radio about a year and a half ago and I havent listened to regular radio since.

It's only gonna get worse with the increase in fines....I heard they wanted to fine the individual (DJ) as well as the radio station.

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This law will ensure that broadcasters take seriously their duty to keep the public airwaves free of obscene, profane and indecent material.

Does this mean no State of the Union next year? :rolleyes:

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