Here’s a good/short read on the Future of Music Coalition’s recent action in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the FCC’s perplexing and wildly inconsistent indecency policy.
As someone who’s been putting together weekly radio shows for getting on 20 years now, the constant wondering if some expletive’s variant exceeds these cryptic “standards” is something I’ve grown quite weary of. (And is perhaps part of the reason I’ve packed up the broadcast version of my radio program for the wild west of the internet.) Here are two popular examples of the bewildering topics I’ve had to consider vis-Ã -vis so-called “indecency” in the broadcast environment… read more
You probably got the memo that Future of Music Coalition supports artists' access to media technologies (like radio and the internet) and the idea that creative expression has value. But did you know we also stick up for musicians' right to free speech?
A couple of media reform groups have sent the Second Circuit Court of Appeals a brief urging it to kick the legs out from under the Federal Communications Commission’s shiny new rules against “fleeting” expletivesâ€”singular bleep words said on the fly. That crackdown has already resulted in “a palpable chill on free speech,” complain the Center for Creative Voices and the Future of Music Coalition. “Without coherent and consistent guidelines as to what constitutes indecent programming, creators are literally at a loss for words.” The filing was written up by the Media Access Project.