Anyone who's ever trawled through the numerous numbers of videos on YouTube and other video sharing sites knows that there's lots of 'questionable' material out there. Well, if the FCC has it's way not only will it govern the traditional broadcast airwaves, but cable, satellite and the 'Net will fall under its jurisdiction. All this (no pun intended) 'hinges' on the old case of Janet Jackson's 'Wardrobe Malfunction' during the Halftime Show for Superbowl XXXVIII. Here's an article by John Eggerton explaining what's at stake:
This is a very important decision pending because many independent and amateur filmmakers have turned exclusively to the internet for distribution of their work. Though many sharing sites do a fair job of policing the videos submitted, still there's a great deal of room for filmmakers to get hammered by the FCC should they be allowed to become involved with overseeing the net.
Let me know what you think.