Court Throws Out FCC Fine Against CBS, Super Bowl Disaster

July 22, 2008

A U.S. federal appeal court ruled on Monday in favor of CBS, making them not liable for the exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 NFL SuperBowl halftime show.Washington (ChattahBox) – A U.S. federal appeal court ruled on Monday in favor of CBS, making them not liable for the exposure of Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 NFL SuperBowl halftime show.

The court ruled against the Federal Communications Commission, throwing out the $550,000 fine, calling it a “wardrobe malfunction.”

CBS is getting off without having to pay a thing, as the court ruled that the FCC fine was based on an unjustified and unexplained change in agency policy.

The FCC, as well as others groups such as the Parents Television Council, are none too happy with the ruling.

Since this event took place, all live events are now on a delay so censors can block out thing such as this.


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