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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 MsRetro View Post
    The basis is that the public owns the airwaves, and thus our proxies in congress can regulate how they are used.
    Yes. It's for the common good that ads are regulated. Advertisers can't make any false claim, nor should they be able to blast their ads louder than the shows they advertise. It's not something that helps the TV and radio industry, but it's better if the rule comes from the Feds, since the media is pressured to cater to the advertisers who fund their programming.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    What am I supposed to do when I hear a loud commercial or a telephone solicitor ignores the "do not call" list? Call the police? Stop wasting time making all these unnecessary laws. Push the mute button or fast forward the commercials or don't watch television.
    Report it to the FCC. The network carrying the commercial will likely receive a hefty fine

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Report it to the FCC. The network carrying the commercial will likely receive a hefty fine
    I would rather abolish the FCC and keep the loud commercials.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    I would rather abolish the FCC and keep the loud commercials.
    The FCC performs many important tasks. For example, they regulate the radio spectrum. Abolishing the FCC would not be a good thing

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    The FCC performs many important tasks. For example, they regulate the radio spectrum. Abolishing the FCC would not be a good thing
    I agree. We need some oversight of the airways, within reason. This is not an unreasonable law.

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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?

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    LOL I clicked the link to get to the poll.


    I am *yay* about the volume on commercials. I know, it's silly and trivial, but it does piss me off to no end. Plus, sometimes I watch tv after the hubs has gone to sleep and the sudden loudness has had me scrambling more than once.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    What am I supposed to do when I hear a loud commercial or a telephone solicitor ignores the "do not call" list? Call the police? Stop wasting time making all these unnecessary laws. Push the mute button or fast forward the commercials or don't watch television.
    OK
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    I dare say, this law most likely reflects the will of 90% of television viewers. Isn't our representative government supposed to make laws that the people want? This law is an easy call. Most people would want this law.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    The stupid man says: "Government trying to decrease volume of loud commercials is communism! We are now a communist nation!"

    I like this bill, I have always had this problem with commercials anyway, hopefully they pass similar bills like this.


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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    According to the article the senate has to pass it first. So who thinks the ever noble senators won't accept bribe money from the advertisement lobby?

    With the loyalty of alley cats it would be rare for the senate not to stuff their fat wallets and thumb their noses at the public.

    This is probably too good to be true. Back to business as always.

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