CNN Nabs Partial Victory In Online Closed-Captioning Row

Law360, Los Angeles (February 5, 2014, 8:07 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday that the way media outlets choose to deliver their news is an action that furthers their free speech rights, partially dismissing disability rights advocates’ claims against CNN over closed-captioning for online video clips.

Writing for a unanimous panel and reversing the lower court's ruling, Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown found that CNN’s decision to not provide closed-captioning for all clips on its website was part of its protected right to report the news and fell under the state’s anti-strategic lawsuit...
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