Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Objectionable content

There's been a flurry of commentary in mailing lists this morning on proposed US legislation that would make technological means to skip TV commercials illegal. But skipping objectionable content like gory or explicit scenes would be ok.  Wired published a story on this as well.

But what if the objectionable content is the commercial?

Case in point: football. The sports broadcast itself is fine, and I have only a few concerns about letting my young'uns watch that. But the ads the broadcasters insert frequently make me cringe - gun violence, explosions, etc.  These ads are far from G-rated content, and I will either skip them or my family (and me) won't watch the broadcast at all.

[Comments from my previous blog]

1. Jay C left...
Saturday, 10 February 2007 5:24 pm
If anyone has been noticing (try to miss it!) the advertisement for Comcast, where a guy goes beserk, and the whole bit erupts into really V I O L E N T mayhem, they shouldn't question the need to have a means to bypass that kind of CRAP! What kind of ad groups are producing this kind of stuff? and what kind of company management signs off on it ?

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