Congress Approves CALM Act (TV Commercial Loudness)

Aron Schatz
December 3, 2010

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In another attempt to show that the government is "for the people," congress has approved the CALM Act. Don't you love the naming of these bills? The act gives more control to the FCC over TV commercials. They say that some commercials are so loud that people are annoyed by them and complain. BOO HOO! Congress is late to the party, again. Most TVs have a true volume setting that normalizes the maximum volume allowed. This means that the problem has already been solved without regulation.

With the increased power to the FCC, expect things to go horribly wrong. I'm sure Congress was happy to get this passed in such quick timing since there are no other lingering issues plaguing America like a looming tax increase and endless unemployment.



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