Moments before a pandemic preparedness training workshop was schedule to begin live streaming, the live stream was cancelled. Officials cited copyright issues as the reason for the cancellation.

The workshop, titled “Pandemic Preparedness: a 21st Century National Security Mission” was schedule to begin on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Breitbart Texas contacted officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) who were hosting the event when the broadcast did not begin at the scheduled time. The contact person responded that the presenter, U.S. Air Force retired Colonel Randall Larsen, announced his presentation could not be live streamed because he was not able obtain a copyright release on the videos contained in his presentation.

Col. Larsen is a senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University.

The TDSHS presented a three-day workshop to provide training for High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) in Houston on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The workshop offered a variety of sessions including: Threat Briefing, Ebola Successes and Challenges, Local and Regional Preparedness and Response Strategies, State and Federal Preparedness and Response Strategies, Pandemic Preparedness, Behavioral Response to a High Consequence Infectious Disease, How to deal with “at risk” persons, Public Health Law, Risk and Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management.

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