TV Licence article Discussion

edited 14 June 2010 at 4:08PM in In My Home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
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  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    roddydogs wrote: »
    So youll only need 1 licence between 6 "Friends", cant see that bringing in much.
    No, because officially the licence only covers one property.
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    cw18 wrote: »
    Another scenario I just thought of....

    Sometimes when I visit the BBC news pages (which isn't often), there's a video clip from the news broadcast. Will watching that count as watching catch-up TV?

    I suspect the BBC will declare them to be "okay" to watch.

    Just as now, the BBC has simplified the rules down to "watch/record TV broadcasts", there will be a similar phrase that they will use to publicise the new rules.

    Because the new rules are more complex, it will be interesting to see how deep the BBC cuts into them with their simplification.
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  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    cw18 wrote: »
    No, because officially the licence only covers one property.
    & how do you prove where the user is watching from?
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    roddydogs wrote: »
    & how do you prove where the user is watching from?
    ISP address
    Cheryl
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    cw18 wrote: »
    ISP address
    & if im watching from someone elses Wi-Fi, (Or data) that shows up?
  • wymondhamwymondham Forumite
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    This all goes to show how out of date the license model is.... they are grappling around trying to find a way to keep the money flowing in in this digital age.... They will eventually fail I'm sure as the pace of change accelerates the fee wont be enforceable and will look even more ridiculous than it does now..


    Did I hear 1 million people have recently stopped paying for their license?
  • MUTTLMUTTL Forumite
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    Apologies if this has been asked/answered before, if so, could you just redirect me & I will read answers there, thanks.


    If I record BBC TV &/or Sky channels, for watching at a later date/time, do I need the License?
    Thank You.
  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    MUTTL wrote: »
    Apologies if this has been asked/answered before, if so, could you just redirect me & I will read answers there, thanks.


    If I record BBC TV &/or Sky channels, for watching at a later date/time, do I need the License?
    Thank You.

    If you record those programs on your property then you would be using a device to watch OR record a program as it is being broadcast so a licence would be required.

    However....and this might require a bit of creative thinking. If you were to hand a tape to one of your mates who does have a licence then transport that video tape to your house then you didn't use a device on your property to record the program and you can watch the tape without requiring a licence.

    You can even do that with your computer. You could remotely control a computer at a different but licensed property and record the program you want then at a later point stream that program over the internet and watch it.
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    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • MUTTLMUTTL Forumite
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    Thanks MJHappy
    Yes that could be one way around it I suppose.
    One more question if I may.
    If I only watch/record Sky or other NON BBC stuff, Would the license still be required?
  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    MUTTL wrote: »
    Thanks MJHappy
    Yes that could be one way around it I suppose.
    One more question if I may.
    If I only watch/record Sky or other NON BBC stuff, Would the license still be required?

    Yes it's anything. Doesn't even have to be a UK broadcast. You could be watching American TV live on the internet using a US based proxy server to get around the geo-IP blocking and that would still require a licence.
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    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
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