Court Cites Internet in Ruling Against FCC's Indecency

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit said the FCC's rules on indecency are too vague and violate the First Amendment, undermining the government's primary tool for policing civility over the airwaves. The ruling questioned how the FCC can single out broadcast TV while most American families subscribe to cable or satellite TV, watch Internet video on cellphones, and play lifelike video games with few standards of decency.