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Jones -v- FCC
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2002-01-30
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Source: Mi2N - January 30, 2001

Poet and performance artist Sarah Jones and her attorneys were slated to hold a press conference in New York, January 30, and a media briefing in Washington DC, the day after to, "announce and discuss a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)" which says Jones' solo shows 'Surface Transit' and 'Women Can't Wait' are indecent.

"Jones ... has become the target of the FCC in the wake of the ruling and a threatened fine against a non-commercial educational radio station in Portland, Oregon that aired the poem/song entitled Your Revolution," says a press release. "Other stations have now refused to air the piece. Your Revolution is a protest against the degrading treatment of women in popular culture." Her lawsuit against the FCC and its chairman Michael Powell asks the court to declare that the FCC's ruling violates Jones' constitutionally protected free speech rights, to declare that Your Revolution is not "indecent" under federal law, and to prevent the FCC from enforcing its indecency ruling against Your Revolution.


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