Equal Time Act Law and Legal Definition

The Equal Time Act provides that the U.S. radio and television broadcast stations must provide equal opportunity to any political candidate who request their facilities. This provision is referred under 47 USCS § 315. The provision reads as: “***If any licensee shall permit any person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office to use a broadcasting station, he shall afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office in the use of such broadcasting station: Provided, that such licensee shall have no power of censorship over the material broadcast under the provisions of this section****”.