FCC v. Pacifica Foundation

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FCC v. Pacifica Foundation
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Date decided July 3, 1978


FCC does have the authority to restrict the public broadcast of indecent words to late-night hours.


The airwaves (not paid channels) belong to the public.

Protection of children from harmful speech is the reason for restricting indecent speech.


This is also known as the George Carlin case.

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