Amidst all the OTT paranoia that followed Janet Jackson's Nipplegate routine
back at the Superbowl earlier this year, one sensible court ruling, though actually ruled so on a technicality.
One Eric Stephenson of Utah had sued CBS parent company Viacom on the grounds of 'false advertising' because the half time show at the Superbowl had been billed as 'family viewing'. He argued the event's billing led him to expect marching bands, balloons and patriotic celebration rather than simulated sex by 'some dancers', rock star Kid Rock wearing the US flag as a
poncho and of course Jackson's boob-revealing routine.
However Viacom's legal people argued that Stephenson was using the wrong legal process to take up such issues - they argued he should have, in fact, filed a federal lawsuit or sent his complaint to the Federal Communications Commission watchdog, which is currently investigating the incident.
The court in Salt Lake City hearing the case agreed with Viacom and ruled against Stephenson. No word yet on whether he plans to take the matter further.
This latest bit of legal sanity comes via CMU.