Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 30th Sep 2009 20:43 UTC
Multimedia, AV "There are no current European standards on volume controls for MP3 players, though under French law personal music players must be limited to an output of 100 decibels (db). The Apple iPod, which can reach 130db, was briefly withdrawn from sale in France in 2002 until Apple updated the software to reduce the maximum volume. All iPods sold in Europe are now limited to an output of 100db. The European Commission’s new proposals call for the default setting on all personal music players to be 80db. This would apply to MP3 players and mobile phones that are capable of playing music. However, the proposals apply only to the default setting, not to the maximum setting for the device."
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RE: I think this is a good idea.
by rirmak on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 11:56 UTC in reply to "I think this is a good idea."
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I'm going to be a real rebel and say I support it, in fact if anything I think it's too weak.

Supporting a law can't mean being a rebel. It's quite the opposite.

Or are you accusing "us" of group pressure? ;)

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