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    (Original post by College_Dropout)
    You watch TV without a TV licence and enjoy all the pro's, if Mr TV Licence comes knocking you tell him to go do one. Simples.
    That would be illegal.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    That would be illegal.
    It is, so is speeding but everyone seems to do that.
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    (Original post by College_Dropout)
    It is, so is speeding but everyone seems to do that.
    Doesn't make it right or acceptable.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Doesn't make it right or acceptable.
    Requiring a TV Licence to watch TV because the law says so doesnt make it right or acceptable either.
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    (Original post by College_Dropout)
    It is, so is speeding but everyone seems to do that.

    (Original post by Reue)
    Doesn't make it right or acceptable.
    I agree with Reue. How is it fair that other people pay their licence and you don't? That's why I think I'm going to pay for it knowing that:

    1. I'll use it semi-regularly and enjoy it, and

    2. I'm supporting a worthy cause
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    I think that the BBC should be funded from general taxation in the same way the NHS is. Australia funds it's equivalent of the BBC, (ABC) from general taxation, yet shows no adverts whatsoever, and I think the BBC would do well to go by that sort of model.
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    (Original post by Numberwang)
    I agree with Reue. How is it fair that other people pay their licence and you don't? That's why I think I'm going to pay for it knowing that:

    1. I'll use it semi-regularly and enjoy it, and

    2. I'm supporting a worthy cause
    Life is not fair, Its not fair that your money goes to the BBC even if you dont watch the BBC. Are you sure its a worthy cause? For all you know you could be funding Jimmy Savile number 2 and the employees covering it up.
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    (Original post by College_Dropout)
    Requiring a TV Licence to watch TV because the law says so doesnt make it right or acceptable either.
    So write to your MP and encourage their support for change. Dont break the law.
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    dont be a mug and pay for a tv license
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    (Original post by College_Dropout)
    Life is not fair, Its not fair that your money goes to the BBC even if you dont watch the BBC. Are you sure its a worthy cause? For all you know you could be funding Jimmy Savile number 2 and the employees covering it up.
    Well blame the Broadcasting Act? The BBC sets the standards upon which ITV and Channel 4 follow. Watching Sky and Virgin is a lot more, while American news coverage is terribly one-sided and right-wing.

    I hardly think there'll be a Jimmy Savile number 2 based on the change in cultural attitudes, although I admit the BBC has the same problem as the Catholic Church that it's size and almost monopolistic prestige can breed corruption.

    I think the BBC has become too big in some areas and should be trimmed back to size. I'd like to pay a £100 fixed fee a year, a fee which I believe would be fair to all.
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    Im confused. . How do you watch tv catch up etc without a licence legally I need educating on this ha
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    I am going to get a TV licence. I noticed when I went to the accommodation viewing day that the other students had their own TV's and Xbox in their rooms. I do not listen to the radio that often and I only occasionally read books.
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    Don't get one. Use your laptop and stream BBC/ITV/whatever live through your internet connection.

    How can they prove it? All you say if people ask questions is you use it for iPlayer or any other catch-up service.
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    If you *do* get one then avoid monthly payments or paying up front.

    Most students are only in residence for 9 months so you only have to pay 3 quarterly payments to cover the year: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/pay-fo...v-licence-pay8

    That way it's only £110 instead of £150.

    Still a lot of money if you don't watch much live TV but better than paying the annual fees (and much better than the monthly or weekly payments where they charge the full years fee within the first 6 months)
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    (Original post by RomnCoton)
    How can they prove it? All you say if people ask questions is you use it for iPlayer or any other catch-up service.
    I'd expect it to be very easy for them to match up the live downstream connection to your laptop/address.
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    It seems that nobody watches live sport. Everyone just watches BBC and ITV.

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    (Original post by Reue)
    I'd expect it to be very easy for them to match up the live downstream connection to your laptop/address.

    I guess so. even then it would be very difficult to distinguish streaming a live stream compared to say downloading a torrent. It is still also hard to prove.

    They'll be thousands doing it. I've done it myself and had no issue with the TV licensing company.
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    Can you buy a tv licience for 1 month?

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    I would definitely expect housemates to contribute if they want a tv in the living room.

    As to whether or not to get one, it depends what, realistically, you foresee you will spend your time doing instead of watching tv.

    If it is something more worthwhile than watching tv, such as reading, studying, doing a hobby, or socialising down the pub, then don't get one.

    If it is something less worthwhile than watching tv, such as perpetually masturbating or ****ing around on the internet in your room like a loser, then do get one.

    That is my honest advice.
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    Read into it, you're not obliged to let any TV licensing people into your home.

    Tip 1. Don't even answer the door to these horrible cretins
    Tip 2. If you do, never give them your name etc

    They harrased me a number of times and recieved threatening letters. I'd read up on what I could and couldn't do and many of these TV licensing inspectors obviously had no clue and were bamboozled by somebody who knew what they were talking about.

    I explained to them I don't watch or record any live television at all. I explained I do own a TV and a Sky box yes but I only listen to the radio. I explained to them that from my computer hardrive I am able to listen to my music, watch my movies, catchup etc on my television but nothing is recorded or watched live.

    Whenever they asked to come in I always asked to see ID and if I could log their details down as to who they were etc and they always declined.

    If you don't know waht you're talking about I just wouldn't answer the door.
 
 
 
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