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If this story has an ounce of truth to it, the broadcasters are paying out way more for this investigative process than it could possibly be worth. Just consider the cost of human resources.
originally posted by: Slickinfinity
From the laws you have and things I've heard day to day life for the average Joe in the uk must just be miserable. You have very little rights at all.
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
a reply to: intrptr
It is not a license for subscription services...its a licence you must have if you own a tv or any "receiving" equipment whether you watch it or not
originally posted by: woogleuk
No, they are not, it is impossible.
The only way they would know you were watching iPlayer would be to trace your IP, which would only lead them to your ISP, then your ISP would have to agree to give them the information that you were using that IP address at that moment in time.
With millions of people using the internet every day, and your IP address changing regularly, this would become a near (but not) impossible task.
originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
From what I've been told the shop forwards your information when you buy a TV which is why they ask for name and address. TV licensing then runs it against their database to see if you've paid the fee then send the minions out.
The big brother esque detector van adverts in the 80s were hilarious and a load of bollocks back then, I seriously doubt they have anything other than a clipboard, a laptop and a smarmy pratt inside those vans.
originally posted by: Dwoodward85
a reply to: BMorris
I'll add, I would not remove their right of access (walking up the garden path, ringing bell, phone calls) because I've seen some people online saying that this is what they need to be able to get a warrant to enter the property with police.