Although it does not own any TV stations itself,Time Warner has filed a brief with the Supreme Court, which has agreed to review a court order striking down the FCC's decision that Fox Television had violated FCC rules by airing "fleeting indecency" during live awards ceremonies in 2002 and 2003. In its filing,Time Warner expressed concerns that, if the court upheld the FCC decision, the commission might be encouraged to institute "copycat restrictions on non-broadcast [i.e. cable] speech." Time Warner is the nation's second-largest cable operator, behind Comcast. "In light of the tools available to allow viewers to choose what cable speech to hear and not here, the government cannot possibly establish that content-based restrictions on such speech pass First Amendment muster," Time Warner said.

14/08/2008