On June 5, 2012, the National Association of the Deaf testified before the US Copyright Office. They argued that closed captioning should be exempt from copyright law, meaning that third parties should be allowed to add or fix captions and audio description on all digital video distributed via the Internet. A decision should be determined within the year.
By now you may be thinking, “Who cares? As long as a program is closed captioned, it should be fine.” Sadly, this is untrue. There are many programs that meet the CC requirement but the captions are simply not up to par. CPC created this video to illustrate the good, the bad, and the ugly of closed captions and audio descriptions.