On July 25, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued proposed regulations that would require movie theaters with digital screens to show movies with closed captioning and audio description.  We covered this development here.

DOJ has requested public comment on a number of issues related to these proposed regulations, including whether closed captioning and audio description requirements should also apply to theaters showing movies in analog (film) format within four years after the final rule is published, or instead be addressed in future a rulemaking.

The period for providing public comments on this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking starts today and will run until September 30, 2014.

Kristina Launey