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posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: Rikku

TiVo is a possible solution as to not having to watch advertisements without being extorted monies.

I would rather pay for that service than be blackmailed by government sponsored agency that rely on scummy debt collection company's such as Capita to do there dirty work.
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posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: bigyin
Where does it say "licence only covers three devices"? I've just checked my last printed copy, and it just says that the licence covers my household. So their normal concern is to check for households that are not listed.

P.S. Yes, even your linked story says that those with a licence already won't be affected.



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posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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The inspectors are powerless. You don't have to let them in, and they have no legal power to force entry.

Got through 3 years of university without ever paying the TV licence, despite a number of threatening letters.

Pay it nowadays though, I do have a TV and all, and enjoy some BBC programming, Just don't use it very often.
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posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: bigyin
Where does it say "licence only covers three devices"? I've just checked my last printed copy, and it just says that the licence covers my household. So their normal concern is to check for households that are not listed.

P.S. Yes, even your linked story says that those with a licence already won't be affected.




You are correct, I think. It used to say for 3 tv sets, but I've just been on TV License Website and looks like they've changed it. This is another part of the problem. They keep changing the rules.

Some really bizarre things on the site. Like


If you let your property and you provide a TV for tenants to use, it's your responsibility to make sure that the address has a valid TV Licence. If you do want to cover the occupants of the property to watch TV at the property, you can buy a TV Licence in your own name. Ultimately if your property is unlicensed and you provide a TV, both you and your tenants can be held responsible and either of you could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000



Typically, one TV Licence held by you will allow use of TV equipment at the property listed on the licence by you, your family or any person working at or visiting there. However, your TV Licence will not cover any separate parts of your premises which are exclusively occupied by others such as tenants, lodgers and paying guests. Any such people who use TV equipment in these areas will need to buy their own TV Licence.



You may need a TV Licence if: Staff, customers or visitors watch or record live TV on any device you’ve provided, including a TV, phone, tablet or computer. They watch or record live TV at your address using their own device that’s plugged into the mains.


It goes on and on. Just incredible amounts of twisted logic that normal busy people are supposed to know about and keep up with or else face £1000 fine



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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The truth of TV licencing: www.youtube.com...



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

"The inspectors are powerless. You don't have to let them in, and they have no legal power to force entry."

Unfortunately they do have legal power to enter if they seek a warrant to search the property. Needs to be signed by a magistrate through, signed being the operative word. They cant force entry with such but they can and do call the Police who will charge you with breach of the peace if you impede said entry.

Here is the thing through once they are in as long as no TVs are turned on you simply claim you don't watch live TV and refuse to turn on the devices then they are powerless to even touch your equipment without your permission to do so.

Police can be your best friend or worst enemy in such a situation. Just depends on whether you get a good cop that hates the bastards as much as the rest of us or you get a right bacon flavored little totalitarian swine that likes to accommodate the sods.

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posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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As an American, this tv licence thing you guys have is insane to me. I watch British tv every day and it almost identical to American tv. I envy your lack of drug commercials but I despise the morning sign language people in the corner of the screen. Can't deaf people just use the subtitles? Can't they read?



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Rikku
i think bbc 4 is worth the tax alone, and its nice not to see adverts every 15 minutes.


Some people in the UK say it costs between 200 and 400 pounds a year. 1 pound is 1.3 USD today. Nope, not paying that as a separate fee. Too much for BBC and PBS together.


heh...check this:
A standard colour TV Licence costs £145.50
the television tax is absolute nonsense..and hard to figure out if you need it also.

you qualify needing a license if you watch any live tv on anything..so for instance your television needs it unless it is literally not connected to anything and you only watch pre-recorded dvds or cassettes.
If you watch anything streaming on your computer, console, tablet, or phone, you need a seperate license for each device also...this includes youtube streaming, or any other streaming live service (twitch for example, periscope).

So, if you have in home, 2 televisions, a computer, a laptop, a tablet, and a xbox..that could be costing you £900 a year extra..because they said so.

I think they should all simply demand a flat tax for everyone (as its done in the US with pbs)...it will be much higher than the US given they have a bigger budget for their several channels, radio stations, etc and its just a culture thing, but still, they can stimulate their economy if people aren't seeing buying that extra tv is gonna cost them thousands in the long run.



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: galaga
As an American, this tv licence thing you guys have is insane to me. I watch British tv every day and it almost identical to American tv. I envy your lack of drug commercials but I despise the morning sign language people in the corner of the screen. Can't deaf people just use the subtitles? Can't they read?

good practice. why not spend a bit of time learning some sign..you can then have full conversations with people without making a peep.



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
a reply to: Swills

Blazing Saddles

Nope. Treasure of the Sierra Madres.
Humphrey Bogart/ John Houston. Awesome movie.



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Here is an instance of them forcing entry with Police escort in tow by way of use of a warrant.



And here is another.




posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: bigyin

That TV license of yours is a regressive horror. How we have avoided it here in the U.S. I don't know.


We haven't...look at your phone and cable bills...FCC local, state and federal charges for service.
Might not be a charge for having a tv with an antenna, but that's about it. I'm surprised we haven't started to have fees for online streaming sites yet.



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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love the 2nd video that he did basically force them to leave cause as he said i will happily go talk to police but aint talking to u idiots lol

in this day and age it is a joke you are forced to pay a licence for the 3 channels they provide,i,m not sure i,ve watched more than an hour on any of them in last month but still forced to pay the £145 a year.
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posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 09:55 PM
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Wow...State sponsored mind manipulation and they make you pay for it whether you like it or not.... Welcome to 1984 on steroids.
I am in Central Florida where we do not currently have to have a license for a television but It wouldn't affect me anyway. I cancelled my cable subscription 8 years ago and only use my TV to watch dvd's. I can't tell how great it is to not have the constant barrage of commercials telling me how fat I am, how old my car is, how deprived I am because I don't eat a certain kind of food or how stupid I am for not supporting a particular political ideology. When I was a kid my dad used to call the TV the idiot box. How right he was!
Most of my friends are paying over $100 a month just to waste their time watching crap that doesn't benefit them in the least.
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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 01:39 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
a reply to: bigyin

Been coming for a while now fella.

Tv licence is getting scrapped soon for a mandatory entertainment licence applied to all households regardless of if you have a tv or not.

It's about the same price as a tv licence funniily enough...


Then there will be a breathing license, but only for those who breathe.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 02:22 AM
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paying for ENTIRELY BIASED "NEWS".


no thanks, the whole premise of the t.v license is a scam, when did you sign a contract with the bbc? never so stop being scared, bbc is #e anyways no idea why anyone would give money to that network run by and harbouring pedos for decades.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 02:25 AM
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originally posted by: sparky31
love the 2nd video that he did basically force them to leave cause as he said i will happily go talk to police but aint talking to u idiots lol

in this day and age it is a joke you are forced to pay a licence for the 3 channels they provide,i,m not sure i,ve watched more than an hour on any of them in last month but still forced to pay the £145 a year.


forced? you submitted to their fear tactics, i havent had a license EVER, the t.v license bloke does come round but gets told to politely # right off.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 02:28 AM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Rikku
i think bbc 4 is worth the tax alone, and its nice not to see adverts every 15 minutes.


Some people in the UK say it costs between 200 and 400 pounds a year. 1 pound is 1.3 USD today. Nope, not paying that as a separate fee. Too much for BBC and PBS together.


heh...check this:
A standard colour TV Licence costs £145.50
the television tax is absolute nonsense..and hard to figure out if you need it also.

you qualify needing a license if you watch any live tv on anything..so for instance your television needs it unless it is literally not connected to anything and you only watch pre-recorded dvds or cassettes.
If you watch anything streaming on your computer, console, tablet, or phone, you need a seperate license for each device also...this includes youtube streaming, or any other streaming live service (twitch for example, periscope).

So, if you have in home, 2 televisions, a computer, a laptop, a tablet, and a xbox..that could be costing you £900 a year extra..because they said so.

I think they should all simply demand a flat tax for everyone (as its done in the US with pbs)...it will be much higher than the US given they have a bigger budget for their several channels, radio stations, etc and its just a culture thing, but still, they can stimulate their economy if people aren't seeing buying that extra tv is gonna cost them thousands in the long run.


"need", i have no license, never will have and i have absoloutely no problem making my t.vs work, you dont "need" their license.

bbc has been proven to be a terrorist supporting peadophile network.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 02:39 AM
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originally posted by: bigtrousers

"need", i have no license, never will have and i have absoloutely no problem making my t.vs work, you dont "need" their license.

bbc has been proven to be a terrorist supporting peadophile network.

www.youtube.com...


Legal
Its illegal to watch streaming tele without a license..you haven't gotten caught, but you could get fined 1k if and when you do.
you really should check in on the laws. 2 things are certain, death and taxes.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 02:39 AM
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originally posted by: Rikku
i think bbc 4 is worth the tax alone, and its nice not to see adverts every 15 minutes.


You like it YOU PAY FOR IT!

Dont force others to pay for it too.



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