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Thread: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    It's so crystal clear that this proposed law won't change content of ads, it's hilarious to me that anyone would argue otherwise.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It's so crystal clear that this proposed law won't change content of ads, it's hilarious to me that anyone would argue otherwise.
    Fortunately, "crystal clear to MyOwnDrum" is not a legal standard.
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    IQ test question

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Fortunately, "crystal clear to MyOwnDrum" is not a legal standard.
    Allow me to put this in the form of an IQ test question.

    Size is to Billboard Advertising as ______ is to Audio Advertising

    A) Words
    B) Color
    C) Volume
    D) Content

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    Re: IQ test question

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Allow me to put this in the form of an IQ test question.

    Size is to Billboard Advertising as ______ is to Audio Advertising

    A) Words
    B) Color
    C) Volume
    D) Content
    None of the above. The correct answer would be "length."
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I agree that this is silly waste of lawmakers' time and yet another intrusion into areas they have no business involving themselves in.
    This would not be necessary if our businessmen knew how to behave themselves and were respectful of others. The protection of and the well being of the citizens are very much the governments business.

    The best response for consumers, would be a national pledge, so easy in the Internet Age, to boycott any product or service so advertised. Advertisers would respond with the predictability of guppies rising in an aquarium for their food.
    In the long storied history of our nation, has such a boycott ever worked??

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    I keep waiting for them to install that "intelligence knob"--that Gallagher always talked about---just turn it up.
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: IQ test question

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Allow me to put this in the form of an IQ test question.

    Size is to Billboard Advertising as ______ is to Audio Advertising

    A) Words
    B) Color
    C) Volume
    D) Content
    Volume
    Billboard advertising is very much regulated, thank goodness. No tears if it were to be 100% banned. But then there is always Victoria's Secret which must never be banned...lol..lol

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Volume is intensity, which is part of content. For a sign, the corresponding element would be brightness.

    Space is space, the size in which you have to fit your content. For a commercial on TV or the radio, that's length. Print ads are sold by space; on-air ads are sold by length of time.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No. Controlling volume is controlling content, directly, as volume is part of content.Common sense says it is not.

    Controlling the size of the sign doesn't control what's on it.The problem is one of taste, size, and other advertisers.

    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.
    Wrong in all counts. On a technicality the advertisers keep the volume high. A different standard (real world conditions) should be used.
    Is it really that hard for these SOBs to be respectful of their audience ?

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Advertisers keep the volume high because it ads to the effectiveness of the advertisement. That's content.

    If it's "common sense" that volume is not content, would you argue that volume is irrelevant to music? That, say, "Bolero" would be the same piece of music if it didn't start off very quiet and slowly gain volume as the intensity of the dance increased?

    And "respect for the audience"? That's a legitimate area for regulation of speech? Really?
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