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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Congress Passes Law To Quiet TV Commercials

In early December, Congress got bi-partisan to pass the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act. It went into effect December 13th. While its name isn't graceful, it's descriptive enough--it's aimed at those screechy commercials that lift you out of your seat every so often. Congress has tried before to solve the problem of abnoxiously loud ads, but without success, even though viewers have complained incessantly for years. Now--success. Report violators to the FCC here.

Can you hear them (less) now?

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