Talking of the TV licence....

A friend that is currently off work sick gets his parents to record a couple of programmes my friend wants to watch. He then plays them at his house.

Parents have a TV licence, he doesn't.... is that legal?
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  • Tom99
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    Yes

    You need to watch live TV or iPlayer to need a licence.
  • A friend that is currently off work sick gets his parents to record a couple of programmes my friend wants to watch. He then plays them at his house.

    Parents have a TV licence, he doesn't.... is that legal?
    If your friend is looking for "get outs " in how not to pay the £150 ( and spend what the BBC should get on "something nice " instead) then all your "friend " has to do is visit websites which specialise in aiding and abetting people in how to avoid paying the licence fee and more importantly , how to deal with TV Licence "officers " who no doubt will soon be making a call to investigate why he/she is nt paying the licence fee this year.
    They have virtual professionals on there ( TV Licence Resistance springs to mind ) who are really good and have many years experience in not paying the licence fee and have dedicated their lives to aid and abet people who decide they do not want to waste £150 when they don t have to.
  • House_Martin
    House_Martin Posts: 1,462 Forumite
    edited 27 February 2018 at 9:22AM
    Tom99 wrote: »
    Yes

    You need to watch live TV or iPlayer to need a licence.
    Not really Tom, you cannot legally view BBC 1, 2 , 3 or 4 or any BBC content on catch up services on iplayer without a TV licence I m afraid You would risk a criminal record and be taken to court and prosecuted if you transgress.
    You do not need a TV licence to watch any of the other channels on catch up players.
  • Tom99
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    edited 27 February 2018 at 9:32AM
    Not really Tom, you cannot legally view BBC 1, 2 , 3 or 4 or any BBC content on catch up services on iplayer without a TV licence I m afraid You would risk a criminal record and be taken to court and prosecuted if you transgress.
    You do not need a TV licence to watch any of the other channels on iplayers.

    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]I though iPlayer was only BBC programmes, hence you cannot watch iPlayer without a licence?[/FONT]
  • HWW
    HWW Posts: 103 Forumite
    edited 27 February 2018 at 9:34AM
    A friend that is currently off work sick gets his parents to record a couple of programmes my friend wants to watch. He then plays them at his house.

    Parents have a TV licence, he doesn't.... is that legal?
    Recording TV on a recorder at a Licenced location, is perfectly legal of course.


    Moving the recorder to a location with no licence & playing & watching the recorded program there, is also perfectly legal. Provided nothing is watched or recorded LIVE at the unlicensed location. EG No aerial connected.


    Iplayer, was not mentioned in the opening post.


    House Martin - please stop insulting TV licence resistance, a very helpful website for those on a limited income - as a fellow member of Moneysavingexpert, you should applaud it's efforts. It never encourages people to break the law, but to live within the law - & to ignore the misinformation, purveyed by BBC Public relation employees who post on various forums.
  • They have virtual professionals on there ( TV Licence Resistance springs to mind ) who are really good and have many years experience in not paying the licence fee and have dedicated their lives to aid and abet people who decide they do not want to waste £150 when they don t have to.

    I can really recommend them having used them myself, excellent advice. :T
  • Xbigman
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    You do not require a TV licence to watch programs recorded at a different licenced address.
    However, it is almost certainly a breach of copyright law because the recordings should have been for the personal use of those making the recording and not their friends/relatives who live elsewhere.


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  • House_Martin
    House_Martin Posts: 1,462 Forumite
    edited 27 February 2018 at 12:27PM
    HWW wrote: »
    Recording TV on a recorder at a Licenced location, is perfectly legal of course.


    Moving the recorder to a location with no licence & playing & watching the recorded program there, is also perfectly legal. Provided nothing is watched or recorded LIVE at the unlicensed location. EG No aerial connected.


    Iplayer, was not mentioned in the opening post.


    House Martin - please stop insulting TV licence resistance, a very helpful website for those on a limited income - as a fellow member of Moneysavingexpert, you should applaud it's efforts. It never encourages people to break the law, but to live within the law - & to ignore the misinformation, purveyed by BBC Public relation employees who post on various forums.
    Sorry, I did nt realise I was insulting this excellent website. I want to see the end of the TV licence, just like you probably do. Then the BBC will figure out some way to securely encrypt so I do not have to subsidise the millions currently fiddling the BBC out of the licence fee.(Cue CC with his usual line by line dissections )
    Tony Hall reckons that by 2025 the licence fee will have to change anyway, so make the most of the freebie TV folks , 7 years to go !
    Then we can see the end of the assaults on Capita officers going about their lawful business checking on transgressors.
    A quick look at TV Licence Resistance shows some VERY worrying and VERY libellous content at the moment. It was on yesterday too.Must be hacked. They would nt be stupid enough to try that even though its plain they detest the BBC
    Possibly the website has been hacked because it is strongly libelling Gary Lineker . I ve took some screenshots of this libel just for the record
  • HWW
    HWW Posts: 103 Forumite
    Sorry, I did nt realise I was insulting this excellent website. I want to see the end of the TV licence, just like you probably do. Then the BBC will figure out some way to securely encrypt so I do not have to subsidise the millions currently fiddling the BBC out of the licence fee.(Cue CC with his usual line by line dissections )
    Tony Hall reckons that by 2025 the licence fee will have to change anyway, so make the most of the freebie TV folks , 8 years to go !
    Then we can see the end of the assaults on Capita officers going about their lawful business checking on transgressors.
    A quick look at TV Licence Resistance shows some VERY worrying and VERY libellous content at the moment. It was on yesterday too.Must be hacked. They would nt be stupid enough to try that even though its plain they detest the BBC
    Possibly the website has been hacked because it is strongly libelling Gary Lineker . I ve took some screenshots of this libel just for the record


    I'm sure your BBC PR friends will treasure that.....:rotfl:
  • HWW
    HWW Posts: 103 Forumite
    Xbigman wrote: »
    You do not require a TV licence to watch programs recorded at a different licenced address.
    However, it is almost certainly a breach of copyright law because the recordings should have been for the personal use of those making the recording and not their friends/relatives who live elsewhere.


    Darren
    Yes, about as illegal as lending a DVD you have purchased to a relation or friend....... Perhaps purchased from a charity shop for £1....
    My local paper courtroom reports, are full of prosecutions of that nature....... in amongst the Drunk drivers, Drug abuse & wife beating......:)
    The law exists of course, but it is utterly unenforceable.
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