ONLINE viewers hoping to catch up with the latest news from BCP’s overview and scrutiny committee on Thursday evening 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 issues over the use of music when councillors are not talking.

A council spokesman 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…This is in the process of being updated and hopefully will be up and running again soon,” said a spokesperson.

Those who caught the broadcast before 9am would have seen a new chairman and vice chairman being elected and a debate about the council’s decision to extend a pilot fly tipping and fly posting programme – and a look at the council’s future spending plans.