Friday, August 6, 2010

Senate Passes Internet Video Bill

Last night the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would require captions for Internet video. The 21st Century Video Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 reinstates the FCC's video descpription rules, which were thrown out by the courts. The bill was introduced by Senators John Kerry and Mark Pryor. The House passed a similar bill last week. The two must now either be reconciled in conference, or either bill could be voted as is by the opposite body.