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ONLINE viewers hoping to catch up with the latest news from BCP Council’s overview and scrutiny committee were met with a blank screen.

YouTube had pulled the broadcast overnight believing that the council might be in breach of copyright or performing rights over the use of music when councillors were not talking, writes Trevor Bevins of the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

BCP Council said the issue was down to music copyright
BCP Council said the issue was down to music copyright

A council spokesperson said that the authority was not at fault and hoped to have the broadcast of the meeting available as soon as possible.

“It’s down to YouTube disputing our ownership of the music at the start – which we do own," he explained.

"This is in the process of being updated and hopefully will be up and running again soon.”



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