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)