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Submission + - US Bans Loud Commercials (activepolitic.com)

bs0d3 writes: On Tuesday, the FCC passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM. It's a law that states all commercials must run at the same volume as network newscasts. The same applies to network promos. The responsibility falls on cable providers like Comcast or charter. The law will not take effect until next year which leaves it plenty of time to be challenged in court by cable providers or advertisers.
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Submission + - Linus Torvalds: Android license claim is "bogus" (networkworld.com)

jbrodkin writes: "Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has scoffed at a new claim that Android violates the Linux license. Google's use of the Bionic Library does not result in a deriviative work that has to be licensed under GPL, as some lawyers are claiming, Torvalds says.
"It seems totally bogus," Torvalds said. "We've always made it very clear that the kernel system call interfaces do not in any way result in a derived work as per the GPL." While some claims against Android can be dismissed outright, Google and its partners still must fend off patent lawsuits filed by rivals Microsoft and Oracle."

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