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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.


1995 c 143 s 1

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