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Submission + - Call to Arms: Automate FCC CALM Act Complaints (fcc.gov) 1

slaingod writes: After seeing the Aaron Swartz JSTOR Liberator [http://aaronsw.archiveteam.org/] I had the idea to build a website myself that eased the complaint process for loud commercials that violate the recently enacted CALM Act. However, when digging into the idea, a better one came to me, and though it is beyond my capacity to implement across the multiple platforms, I wanted to share the idea with the community in the hopes that we could make a difference. The idea is simple: Automate the complaint process in popular open source media center applications, such as MythTV, XBMC, or Plex plugins, with automatic flagging of commercials that are loud, along with the relevant metadata. A review process for the user would allow them to fill in the advertiser as the one non-automatable aspect, though this could theoretically be semi-automated by fingerprinting the commercials as well.
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Call to Arms: Automate FCC CALM Act Complaints

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  • Centrally-logged complaints could be mined to establish time periods during which loud commercials play. That information could be be used to preemptively mute the volume on your TV.

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