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Thread: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The economy would improve if Congress spent more time on stuff like this.
    I think not.
    But I do think our quality of life would.
    Regulation is necessary, these people are trying to ruin the TV shows with their incessant and loud commercials. They even broadcast commercials during the shows...so damned annoying.
    Thank God for PBS and PCN.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Here's a poll for you.


    Meanwhile, a bill has passed the House, making it illegal for stations and networks to "pump up the volume" on commercials. At first blush, this seems like a good law to pass, since is pisses me off to no end to get my ears literally blown off by loud commercials, when I am attempting to watch a TV show. However, don't you think there are more important things our Congresscritters could be doing in Washington? Namely, attempt to get spending under control?

    Discussion?

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    I think out of all the dumb**** for those in office to try to pass this has to be the dumbest. Do those politicians somehow think that if they are not making some kind of law or regulation that the voters are not getting their money's worth out of their elected officials? It kind of makes me think that maybe they are going to try to slip something in not related to the loudness of irritating commercials.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    This is a First Amendment issue besides. If it becomes law, I hope it's challenged and soundly defeated.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    This is a First Amendment issue besides. If it becomes law, I hope it's challenged and soundly defeated.
    Right!!!

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Right!!!
    Didn't say it would be. But one can still hope.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Didn't say it would be. But one can still hope.
    What about rules limiting billboard sizes in municipalities and states across America? Does that also violate free speech?

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What about rules limiting billboard sizes in municipalities and states across America? Does that also violate free speech?
    Never thought about it. Either way, it's not comparable.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Never thought about it. Either way, it's not comparable.
    Of course it's comparable. They are both laws limiting the 'volume' of advertising in order to serve the common good of the public.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Of course it's comparable. They are both laws limiting the 'volume' of advertising in order to serve the common good of the public.
    No. Controlling volume is controlling content, directly, as volume is part of content.

    Controlling the size of the sign doesn't control what's on it.

    And besides, there are about thousand other different issues between the two. Controlling the size of a sign or billboard may well meet conditions of scrutiny that a commercial volume restriction wouldn't.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Of course it's comparable. They are both laws limiting the 'volume' of advertising in order to serve the common good of the public.
    We have had those Law in Texas for quite awhile. ---New bill boards are hard to get approved, and have strict size standards. Which is cool. why should we have to look at some guys sign as we roll down the Highway? Put it on his own lot.
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