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FCC Rules for Commercial Content
FCC Rules for Commercial Content
by Sarah Reyes on Mar 6, 2013 at 5:05:20 pm

Hi Everyone,

I tried calling the FCC and they're closed apparently. I tried to google my question but couldn't find anything...

Does anyone know the rules for content in a TV Commercial? I am editing a PSA that will show someone taking a hard fall which probably resulted in injury. It's not terribly violent, but it looks painful. There is concern that maybe we are not allowed to show someone falling without showing them getting back up. Unfortunately, I do not have footage of them recovering from the fall.

If anyone has any insight I would greatly appreciate your help!