New legislation is being put on the table which will require closed captioning on some internet videos.  Reading various sites, I see that many technology people are against closed captioning on the internet.  They feel the government will now get their hands on regulating and setting fines for videos not captioned.

 At first, I was very much for the legislation.  But rethinking it all and reading on the comments and criticisms on the subject, I wonder, do we really want the government watching everyone on You Tube and regulating it?  Do people on Vblog want their videos captioned?   Do u really want the government controlling the internet?  This is how people are responding to this piece of legislation.

Naturally, as a hearing impaired person, I want access.  All I wanted were for the videos on news based sites to caption their videos, candidates online to caption their videos, advertisers to caption their videos.   Naturally, there are many ways to caption our own videos with lots of free software out there for us.  So who should be taking the responsibility for this?

Here’s the legislation that is being presented and causing an uproar in the technology world on the internet:   What do u think?

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080626-new-bill-mandates-closed-captioning-for-internet-video.html

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2 Responses to “To close caption or not to close caption, who will rule?”
  1. Richard Roehm says:

    I have no issue with captioning and hopes this legislation will encourage all the deaf vloggers to caption their videos. This includes comment videos such as riffly and seesmic.

  2. Linda M Giard says:

    HI I WATCH TV FOR JERRY LEWIS NINE PM SUNDAY DURING START I CLICK INFORMATION SAY CC SO I WATCH JERRY LEWIS NO CLOSE CAPTION I AM MAD OF JERRY NO CLOSE CAPTION I WATCH OTHER MOVIE THANK YOU MUCH

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