Comment Period for Movie Captioning NPRM Extended to December 1, 2014

By John W. Egan

As we have previously reported, the Department of Justice issued proposed regulations this summer that would require movie theaters to show movies with closed captioning and audio description. DOJ has requested public comment on a number of issues related to these proposed regulations.

The period for providing public comments on this Notice of Proposed Rulemakingbegan on August 1, 2014, and was to close on September 30, 2014. However, on September 2, 2014, the Attorney General granted a 60 day extensionso that all comments are now due no later than December 1, 2014.