New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said it will have its own “platform” for live streaming of court proceedings and the use of YouTube for the purpose is temporary.

A bench headed by Chief Justice (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit said this when former BJP leader K.N. Govindacharya’s counsel argued that the ‘copyright’ of the Supreme Court proceedings cannot be handed over to a private platform like YouTube.

Advocate Virag Gupta told the bench, “YouTube has clearly sought copyright for the webcast. The bench was headed by Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice J.B. Pardiwala is also included.”

The CJI said, “This is the initial stage. We will definitely have our own platform. We will take care of this (copyright issue). The bench posted govindacharya’s interim plea for further hearing on October 17.”

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