YouTube wants you to tell on publishers without closed captions — Online Video News

YouTube wants you to tell on publishers without closed captions — Online Video News.

Apparently YouTube is actively encouraging the deaf and hard-of-hearing community to turn in publishers who’s videos on the site do not have subtitles. This effort is in response to  the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 and the the enabling regulations recently enacted by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). These laws require that video sites close-caption any video that has previously been shown on television (as long as it was not substantially re-edited for online display).

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Post navigation ← Older posts Facebook And FTC Settle Privacy Charges — No Fine, But 20 Years Of Privacy Audits

While I am not sure the FTC went quite far enough (mandatory audits but no fines seems a bit toothless), it is at least a clear message that the FTC is getting increasingly serious about enforcing privacy regulations.
The short lesson to businesses online: “Do what you say you are going to do, when it comes to privacy policies!”