Actual Language from the ActThe text of H.R. 3101 is on Thomas.gov. The important part is Title II, Section 203. The key language from that is reproduced below:
- (b) Closed Captioning on Video Programming Distributed Over the Internet- Section 713 of such Act is further amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:
- `(c) Deadlines for Captioning-
- `(1) IN GENERAL- The regulations prescribed pursuant to subsection (b) shall include an appropriate schedule of deadlines for the provision of closed captioning of video programming.
- `(2) DEADLINES FOR INTERNET-DISTRIBUTED PROGRAMMING-
- `(A) Within 12 months after the submission of the report to Congress required by section 201(b) of the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009, the Commission shall prescribe regulations that include an appropriate schedule of deadlines for the provision of closed captioning of video programming distributed to the public over the Internet.
- `(B) Consistent with the regulations promulgated under subsection (b), the regulations prescribed under this paragraph shall ensure the accessibility of video programming, except for consumer generated media, through the provision of captions on--
- `(i) preproduced video programming that was previously captioned for television viewing;
- `(ii) live video programming; and
- `(iii) video programming first published or exhibited after the effective date of such regulations provided by or generally considered to be comparable to programming provided by multichannel programming distributors.'.
If this language seems familiar, that is because this Act is meant to update the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Help us get the new 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009 passed, by joining Caption Action 2!