Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Redbox Suit Tossed

A judge is dismissing a lawsuit against Redbox over captioning. Francis Jancik sued for equal access under ADA law to the company's DVD, Blu-ray and video streaming services. Jancik pointed out it is hard to know whether a movie includes captions or not, the way Redbox operates. But Redbox claims it isn't responsible, since the company is a distributor and not the creator. The judge agreed, saying the situation was like a bookstore--which is not responsible for the content of the books it sells being offered in Braille. Read more in the OC Weekly.