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Re: NAD vs. Netflix ruling

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From: Tony Olivero
Date: Jun 27, 2012 12:52PM


What I don't get about the copyright issue is if the DVD already contains
the captioning, then Netflix only has to encode and display the captions.

Is the ruling requiring them to caption non captioned material? If not, I
don't get the copyright argument.

Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Hemphill [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 13:50
To: <EMAIL REMOVED> ; WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] NAD vs. Netflix ruling

I think there is an interesting irony here. In the movie industry, there
is something that every movie has to include before they get started.
It's called a screenplay and surprise, surprise - the writing is all
documented there. I think it would be interesting if someone started
tackling accessibility at the source of the problem by grabbing the
subtitles from the screenplays themselves - unless I'm missing something
important here.

Ryan