The BBC has dropped its coyright complaint against a second pro-Independence blogger.
Days after it U-turned in its battle with the popular Wings Over Scotland blog, the broadcaster has confirmed it has now backtracked on a complaint against fellow blogger Peter Curran, who blogs as Moridura.
The latest climbdown follows fury after it emerged the BBC had targeted two pro-Independence bloggers claiming each had published copyrighted content on their youtube channels. Both Stuart Campbell and Peter Curran subsequently had their youtube channels shut down.
The BBC immediately faced accusations that it was operating an anti-independence agenda.
The claims were bolstered when it emerged that the corporation had targeted Curran and Campbell after being alerted to their pro-Indy youtube channels by a Scottish Labour councillor.
Edinburgh councillor Scott Arthur later admitted drawing the pro-independence bloggers’ channels to the attention of the BBC after his own youtube channel came under scrutiny over copyright breaches.
The second U-turn is believed to have followed a second letter to the BBC from former First Minister Alex Salmond. Mr Salmond contacted the BBC Director General Tony Hall last week and demanded answers following the episode.
The targeting of Campbell and Curran has prompted pro-independence grass-roots activists to organise a protest against the BBC. The rally, scheduled for Saturday August 11th, will begin at 1pm.
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