47 CFR 79.104 - Closed caption decoder requirements for recording devices.

§ 79.104 Closed caption decoder requirements for recording devices.

(a) Effective January 1, 2014, all apparatus designed to record video programming transmitted simultaneously with sound, if such apparatus is manufactured in the United States or imported for use in the United States, must comply with the provisions of this section except that apparatus must only do so if it is achievable as defined in § 79.103(b)(3).

Note to paragraph (a):

This paragraph places no restrictions on the importing, shipping, or sale of apparatus that were manufactured before January 1, 2014.

(b) All apparatus subject to this section must enable the rendering or the pass through of closed captions such that viewers are able to activate and de-activate the closed captions as the video programming is played back as described in § 79.103(c).

(c) All apparatus subject to this section must comply with the interconnection mechanism requirements in § 79.103(d).

[ 77 FR 19520, Mar. 30, 2012, as amended at 78 FR 39628, July 2, 2013]

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR Part 79 after this date.

  • 2016-08-23; vol. 81 # 163 - Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    1. 81 FR 57473 - Closed Captioning of Video Programming; Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., Petition for Rulemaking
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      Final rule.
      Effective September 22, 2016, except for 47 CFR 79.1(g)(1) through (9), (i)(1) through (3), (j)(1) and (4), (k)(1)(iv), and (m) of the Commission's rules, which contain information collection requirements that are not effective until approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date for those sections.
      47 CFR Part 79