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BBC closes down the YouTube channel of the biggest pro-Indy campaigner 05 Sep 2018 08:12 #10069

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Eyes widen as the BBC closes down the YouTube channel of the biggest pro-Indy campaigner

AUGUST 1ST, 2018 James Wright

Copyright complaints from the BBC have closed down the YouTube channel of Wings Over Scotland. Stuart Campbell, the most well-known blogger supporting an independent Scotland, runs the household name.

“Crusade against pro-independence sites”
Following the complaints, Campbell has accused the BBC of a “crusade against pro-independence sites” and of “launching mass takedown demands that get your whole channel killed before you can respond to them”. Over the last weekend of July, BBC complaints also triggered the shut down of prominent pro-independence blogger Peter Curran’s YouTube channel.

The BBC insists that the copyright charges against YouTube videos that include BBC footage are part of the broadcaster’s standard procedure, claiming it takes action “irrespective of the political views” of social media pages.

‘Fair use’
But the pro-independence bloggers say that the content falls under “fair dealing”, which is an exception to copyright law that allows for criticism, reporting and review.

Read More Here;
www.thecanary.co/uk/news/2018/08/01/eyes-widen-as-the-bbc-closes-down-the-youtube-channel-of-the-biggest-pro-indy-campaigner/
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