Can I submit any kind of content? What laws do I have to follow?

Can I submit any kind of content? What laws do I have to follow?

Member agrees that all programming member submits will adhere to all federal, state and local broadcasting laws. Accordingly, member content must adhere to the following:

1) Content cannot contain material that is slanderous, libelous, constitutes an invasion of privacy, or was made unlawfully.

2) Content cannot contain unlawful use of material that is subject to: federal copyright laws, ownership of another, or royalties, rights of publicity, or state privacy laws. Members assume the responsibility of obtaining permission to use any and all content in their productions that may be protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, state privacy laws, or other applicable laws without written consent.

3) Programming which contains material that is intended to defraud the viewer.

4) Obscene material is not allowed. The First Amendment does not protect obscene speech. Federal law states that material is obscene if: a) The material appeal’s to an average person’s prurient interest, applying contemporary community standards; and b) The work depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and c) Taken as a whole, the work lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. For a list of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent enforcement actions in this area, please visit the FCCs Enforcement Bureau Web Site.