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325I.05 VIDEO CAPTIONING.
    Subdivision 1. Requirement. A person may not in the ordinary course of business distribute
a prerecorded videocassette tape or similar audio-visual material to a videotape seller or videotape
service provider unless it is open-captioned or closed-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing.
For purposes of this section, "videotape seller" and "videotape service provider" have the
meanings given them in section 325I.01.
    Subd. 2. Enforcement. A person who violates this section is subject to the penalties and
remedies provided in section 8.31, except subdivision 3a.
    Subd. 3. Application. This section applies to prerecorded videocassette tapes or similar
audio-visual material that:
(1) is primarily produced for sale to educational institutions, training facilities, state or local
government agencies, or medical facilities; and
(2) is released or rereleased on or after June 1, 1997, and more than 500 copies are produced
in the release or rerelease; or
(3) is produced by a governmental entity for educational purposes.
History: 1995 c 143 s 1