Cornucopia wrote: »
There are two (and a half) issues -
- Live pause records the current channel all the time. You could look into what options there might be for controlling this.
- The box itself is receiving the currently tuned satellite signal and decoding it all the time it is switched on. I think TVL/the Courts would see this as broadcast reception, even if you are not actually watching it.
- Having a TV subscription and not having a Licence is risky in itself, albeit that it is circumstantial. They have subpoenaed information from Sky for Court before.
Part of the problem is that "you need a Licence to watch/record TV broadcasts" is a neat and reasonably clear way of expressing it, but it is not quite the same as the wording in the Law, which uses a lot more words and is quite convoluted, spanning information from several different sources.
The Law talks about installing and using a TV receiver, where a TV receiver is a piece of equipment that is installed or used for the purpose of receiving TV broadcasts. So not only are there elements of installation in the law, but also TVL will present evidence of installation to support charges of use.
By far the best option is to tailor one's AV setup so that it is clearly installed with the intention that it should not be used for receiving TV broadcasts. (Though I accept that as the technology evolves, the number of devices that could be used to receive live streaming is growing). I had to install a URL block on my router when the BBC decided to remotely upgrade my Youview box to add live streaming (where it previously only had catch-up).
Yes, and that makes them dangerous and unpredictable.
LeeUK wrote: »
I've never dealt with a TVL goon as I don't engage conversation with them. However my understanding is even if you sign up with them for direct debit but then cancel/fail to pay, they'll then issue you a summons. But maybe not if the form wasn't signed. Who knows.
Woodenhorse wrote: »
a person I know says that she doesn't pay a TV license as it's not a limited company and therefore she does not need to pay. She says that the licensing people knocked her door and she told them this and they went away - no fine or court case! I think this is Bullshire
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