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    http://news.yahoo.com/shhhh-law-says...230601521.html
    TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer. The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect on Thursday.

    CALM stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation. The act is designed to prevent TV commercials from blaring at louder volumes than the program content they accompany. The rules govern broadcasters as well as cable and satellite operators.

    The rules are meant to protect viewers from excessively loud commercials.

    The Federal Communications Commission adopted the rules a year ago, but gave the industry a one-year grace period to adopt them.

    Suspected violations can be reported by the public to the FCC on its website.
    www.fcc.gov

    This is great! Hate how I have to turn down the volume on commercials and then back up for the show. Cool.
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    Will this rule be followed as the "Do not call" rule?

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    It would be a welcome change to TV viewing. Hopefully it will be effective.
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