The Wings Over Scotland youtube channel has been taken down by the host, it has emerged.
Stuart Campbell, who runs the site, tweeted the news today saying Youtube was claiming multiple copyright breaches.
Anyone visiting the blogger’s Youtube channel were confronted with a message which said: “This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.”
However the ‘copyright infringement’ claim was denied by Campbell who insisted the account was free of any copyright issues.
In a series of tweets he said: “The latest assault on Wings: our @YouTube channel has been deleted, without warning, ‘for copyright breaches’ despite *0* copyright strikes.
“The channel is a huge repository of political evidence, much of it not recorded elsewhere. It complies completely with copyright law.
“We’ve received a *very* small number of copyright complaints over the years, all of which were resolved. The account was in good standing.
“Not only was there no warning, there hasn’t even been an official notification of the termination. It’s extremely suspicious.
“It now appears that the BBC are behind this. Gosh, whyever would they want to do such a thing?”
The news came just days after another pro-independence blogger suffered the same fate. Peter Curran’s site was taken down for similar copyright breaches.
In a tweet, Curran said: “My #YouTube channel has been disabled due to ‘multiple copyright strikes’ claim by #BBC. I won’t be contesting them or trying to re-activate the channel, #TAofMoridura. A 9-year archive of independence clips now lost. A certain irony, since I often defend #BBC against bias claims.”
The news prompted anger on social media, with many attacking the BBC. One poster said: “Makes you think that only the state will broadcast what it wants the people to see and hear. Big brother days are here sadly.”
Another added: “Looks like a targeted attack against the indy movement. Fight it!”
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