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Now if we can just get Congress to ban annoying commercials...
Obama is expected to sign bill into law

One of the things that many people hate the most about commercials on TV is that the volume of those commercials is often much higher than the volume of the show being watched. That means that TV watchers end up having to have the remote in hands to adjust the volume constantly and depending on the show and the number of commercials that constant adjustment can quickly get annoying.

Congress has passed a new act that is headed to Obama's desk called the CALM Act that will force commercial makers to regulate the volume of their commercials so that the commercials are no louder than the accompanying programming. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. CALM stands for Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation. The act has been in the works for a while and was approved by the House and Senate this week clearing the way for Obama to sign it into law.

The
Wall Street Journal quotes Rep. Anna Eshoo, the sponsor of the House bill, saying, "Consumers have been asking for a solution to this problem for decades, and today they finally have it. [The bill] gives consumers peace of mind, because it puts them in control of the sound in their homes."

The FCC has received complaints about the volume of ads for years and has historically told users to simply mute the volume. Eshoo said, "Consumers will no longer have to experience being blasted at. It’s a simple fix to a huge nuisance."

The sponsor of the Senate bill was Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. Whitehouse stated, "While this is far from the biggest issue we face, it will mean one less daily annoyance in our lives."



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speaking of annoying commercials
By AssBall on 12/3/2010 10:01:22 AM , Rating: 5
Maybe we can get DT to ban annoying mouseovers, slow loading advertisements, and invasive banner/margin ads.

HAHAHAHAHAHA....I kidding of course...




RE: speaking of annoying commercials
By danobrega on 12/3/2010 1:32:07 PM , Rating: 2
FireFox + AdBlock Plus + NoScript


RE: speaking of annoying commercials
By Yames on 12/3/2010 4:22:12 PM , Rating: 2
I use noscript, what mouse overs?


By AssBall on 12/4/2010 6:42:12 PM , Rating: 4
Apparently noscript also blocks your sense of sarcam, iron, and humor as well.


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