Saturday, February 4, 2012

CNN sued over Captioning

A lawsuit against CNN over captioning will move forward. A US Magistrate in Oakland refused to dismiss the suit on the grounds it violates the news network's First Amendment rights. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of deaf Californians who are hoping to set a precident for the entire news industry. CNN already provides captioning on its television broadcast, as required by law, but does not on its website. New FCC rules will soon require recently captioning for professionally produced online videos, including newscasts, but the regulations do not cover short clips of less than 3 minutes or so.