Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Judge Puts Off Netflix Case

A federal judge will wait on an FCC ruling before deciding whether to let a lawsuit against Netflix move forward. The NAD sued the online streaming media outlet in June, claiming there is a lack of equal access. Netflix tried to get it the ruling dismissed, saying it is a duplicate lawsuit filed in March, but a California judge says he'll wait to see what the FCC decides. The Commission will soon release its captioning rules for Internet video providers, which will, according to the judge,"throw light on some technical aspects of the case, and its determination will be of assistance to the court." The judge will deal with the case again February 6th of next year.