at last: CALM Act Regulates Volume of TV Commercials
I can’t believe something so obvious as LOUD COMMERCIALS be something to be regulated.
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From: USA.gov Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Subject: CALM Act Regulates Volume of TV Commercials
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established new rules for the volume of television commercials that started on December 13, 2012. The new regulation, known as the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, requires commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany. The CALM Act requires TV stations, cable operators or other multichannel video program distributors to apply specific FCC practices to commercials they transmit.
If you hear a commercial louder than the TV show it accompanies, you can file a complaint with the FCC by providing detailed information about the commercial.
Learn more about the CALM Act.
You can read about Public Law 111–311 directly at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ311/pdf/PLAW-111publ311.pdf.