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I think the whole thing is pretty lame and expect the inevitable conviction for fee evasion.
Originally posted by Tardacus
I don`t like watching commercials on T.V. so, If i see one and disagree with the content and claims being made in the commercial can I be excused from paying my T.V. fee?
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Excellent! Who knows, maybe they'll get lucky and get an impartial judge, who will side with the defendants
Originally posted by CodeRed3D
reply to post by Tardacus
I have to agree. However, if for some insane reason, the establishment doesn't do its due diligence, a successful run of this case could be a springboard to further suing BBC.
With all the truthers out there, I'm really surprised they haven't pulled their money together and filed a real suit. With that note, this whole thing doesn't make sense. Its like both sides are being paid by the same movie studio.
He will fail on Monday because the magistrates are only concerned with Communications Act 2003 and the relevant paragraphs:
Originally posted by bigdohbeatdown
He's saying its ultra vires because a licence fee is only payable if the bbc is operating within its mandate.
(1)A television receiver must not be installed or used unless the installation and use of the receiver is authorised by a licence under this Part.
(2)A person who installs or uses a television receiver in contravention of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.
(3)A person with a television receiver in his possession or under his control who— (a)intends to install or use it in contravention of subsection (1), or (b)knows, or has reasonable grounds for believing, that another person intends to install or use it in contravention of that subsection, is guilty of an offence.
(4)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
Originally posted by jimmyx
the people with the power to affect change about 9/11 have already been dealt with. the "persuasion" they encountered is self-evident.edit on 20-2-2013 by jimmyx because: spell
Originally posted by pikestaff
Just about anything the defendant wants to say will be ruled inadmissible, case will be over in quarter of an hour.