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Eshoo bill targeting loud ads passes House

Original post made on Dec 16, 2009

For decades, loud television commercials have been among the leading complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, says Rep. Anna Eshoo. A bill she drafted and that passed the House on Tuesday aims to do something about it.

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Posted by The Dad
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

It may sound trivial, but this will directly affect my life for the better admitedly in a small but very welcomed way. Yes gov't does have bigger fish to fry, but we're all capable of multi-tasking these days, (well most of us anyway) so I'm glad this small benefit to the common good is on track.

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Posted by Amatulic
a resident of Jackson Park
on Dec 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm

It will be nice - if it passes. The text of the bill merely requires the FCC to establish a standard. If the standard is based on peak volume, median volume, or average volume, advertisers can find ways around it through dynamic compression or other technical means.

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:32 am

Is this a serious story, or a prank from The Onion? If this is the best Rep. Eshoo can do with *our* time, it's clearly time to replace her.

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Posted by JW
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm

How many kids have been woken up because of some loud commercial, because one couldn't get to the remote in time. On a recent poll in the SFgate, i saw 800 people were totally for it and like 79 people against it. I totally agree with the 800 people.

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Posted by elphie
a resident of The Crossings
on Dec 23, 2009 at 5:14 pm

The solution is simple people: stop rotting your brains and turn off your TV.

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