Thursday, June 21, 2012

Netflix Suit Goes on

A judge is refusing to dismiss an NAD suit against Netflix for putting closed-captioning on most of the videos it offers online. The video streaming company tried to get the lawsuit dismissed this week, claiming ADA only applies to physical stores, not to the Internet. Netflix argued that an FCC regulation that kicks in during 2014, requiring all American produced video to include captioning, supercedes ADA law. But the Massachusetts judge hearing the case said ADA applies to any venue, even the Internet because Congress "intended the ADA to adapt to changes in technology."