CALM Act

Clyburn’s Last Acts as FCC Chair Include Proposal to Eliminate Sports Blackout Rule

No one can ever say that acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn was a benchwarmer during the six months she served as acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. On Thursday and Friday, her final two days heading up the FCC, Clyburn circulated a number of rulemakings, including a proposal to end the sports blackout rule.

Loud Commercials Are Now Against the Law

Those annoying ear-splitting commercials that come out of nowhere are now officially against the law.

FCC Passes Rules to Turn Down the Volume on Loud Commercials

Those loud TV commercials that annoy everybody have only one more year to live. The Federal Communications Commission passed rules Tuesday to implement the 2010 Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM Act.