Video Game Industry Applies for Extension of CVAA Waiver

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Icon of Video Game ControllerThe video game industry has applied for an extension of the waiver exempting them from complying with the requirements of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) wants to extend the waiver, which is due to expire on December 31, 2017, for another year, until December 31, 2018.

The CVAA applies to communications software and equipment, as well as video content. Video games, many of which have advanced communication features, would normally would be covered under the CVAA, if it weren’t for the waiver. For more information on how the CVAA applies to video games, please see our blog post from October.

The FCC has posted a Public Notice requesting comments on the extension. Comments are due by December 1, 2017.

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