We recently wrote about the FCC's new rules requiring the captioning of television video retransmitted on the Internet. Those rules have now been published in the Federal Register, which sets the effective dates for the implementation of those rules. The rules become effective on April 30, which means that any video that is broadcast on TV on or after that date, that has captions when broadcast, must also have such captions when transmitted online at any time after September 30 (giving parties some time to work out technical issues with online captioning). Further details about this deadline, and the deadlines for captioning other video that is distributed online, is available in our Advisory on the Online Captioning Compliance Deadlines, here.
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