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    Here is a video showing NYPD Blue's nude scene -(maybe it's now safe for work)?

    Cher changed our world today. The United States Supreme Court ruled in Cher's favor against the FCC, which had issued a fine because Cher used a word that the FCC doesn't like on television. Now thanks to her, we can say whatever we want. And thanks to an episode of NYPD Blue, the Supreme Court also ruled nudity is now okay on TV, too. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains the big victory for the First Amendment in the Rewrite.


    Cher and the Supreme Court - The Last Word


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadcasters anticipating a major constitutional ruling on the government's authority to regulate what can be shown and said on the airwaves instead won only the smallest of Supreme Court victories Thursday.

    The justices unanimously threw out fines and other penalties against Fox and ABC television stations that violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on television airwaves.

    Forgoing a broader constitutional ruling, however, the court concluded only that broadcasters could not have known in advance that obscenities uttered during awards show programs on Fox stations and a brief display of nudity on an episode of ABC's "NYPD Blue" could give rise to penalties. ABC and 45 affiliates had been hit with proposed fines totaling nearly $1.24 million.

    Broadcasters had argued that the revolution in technology that has brought the Internet, satellite television and cable has made the rules themselves obsolete. The regulations apply only to broadcast channels.


    Court throws out FCC penalties for cursing, nudity - Houston Chronicle

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    So... you can have very graphic violence but not nudity or swearing?


    Yup that makes sense.

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    ^^ That's the American way toots!

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