SAI Global GRC Community

Building Organizational Integrity.
News >> Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers >> Invalid Indecency Fine for Wardrobe Malfunction: US Court of Appeal


Invalid Indecency Fine for Wardrobe Malfunction: US Court of Appeal

The Los Angeles Times reports that the US Court of Appeal has upheld its earlier ruling to invalidate a US$500,000 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indecency fine imposed on television network CBS for Janet Jackson's 2004 on-air "wardrobe malfunction". During a Super Bowl halftime show, Justin Timberlake reportedly tore off a piece of Ms Jackson's costume and exposed her breast to an audience of over 90 million viewers for a few seconds. The court reportedly found that the FCC's enforcement of the fine represented an undisclosed change to its "fleeting images" policy, and was therefore improperly imposed.

The Los Angeles Times: CBS beats FCC again in Janet Jackson 'wardrobe malfunction' case (2 November 2011)
(Source: The Los Angeles Times)

World Watch

SAI Global World Watch delivers top news stories, case summaries and notifications surrounding regulatory alerts and best practices in global compliance, ethics and culture. Hand crafted by editors worldwide and containing links to all primary sources of information, World Watch is updated weekly.

Login to post comments

© 2015 SAI Global Limited ABN 67 050 611 642




User Registration
or Cancel