Law and religion round-up – 18th September

BBC: screening Her Majesty’s funeral

It appears that the BBC has had several queries about the copyright implications of screening its television programmes for a wider audience because it has updated its online guide to the rules. In short:

“As long as you are a UK resident and stick to the rules explained on this page, you can screen the BBC live ceremonial events coverage. This can be on a TV, screen, or using a projection system, in a school or church hall, for example. By screening the coverage you agree to the BBC rules.”

If you are not a UK resident, however, you will have to ask BBC Studios for an overseas licence: e-mail

In relation to the funeral service itself: Continue reading