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    http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-i...students-aud1/

    Originally posted by tvlicensing.co.uk

    You need a TV Licence if
    You watch TV on a laptop or PC

    If you watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV you must, by law, be covered by a TV Licence, no matter what device you are using.
    You live in halls of residence Your hall probably has a licence covering communal areas, but this won't cover you for your room.
    You live in a shared house

    If there is a joint tenancy agreement for the whole house, you may only need one licence. If you don't have a licence between you, whoever is found watching TV when an Enquiry Officer visits you is the one who risks a prosecution and a fine.

    If you have a separate tenancy agreement for your room, you need your own licence.

    However, there may be other reasons why you need your own separate licence, such as whether or not your accommodation is self-contained - i.e. you have exclusive access to washing facilities or you have your own entrance to the property. If you are unsure whether this applies to your particular circumstances please contact us to find out more information.

    Don?t forget that, wherever you live, you can apply for a refund if your licence is still valid for at least 3 whole months and you no longer need it. If you are moving home, you can transfer your licence by changing your address online.

    You don?t need a TV Licence for your term-time address if:

    You only watch downloaded or streamed TV AFTER it has been broadcast This includes using websites like YouTube and Bebo, as well as ?on demand? internet services like iPlayer offering TV downloads or streaming.

    All of the following are true:

    Your out-of-term address is covered by a TV Licence AND
    You only use TV receiving equipment that is powered solely by its own internal batteries AND
    You have not connected it to an aerial or plugged it into the mains.
    The lower text is interesting... you could watch iPlayer LIVE on a laptop if you unplug the power cord...
    Not all Trade Unionists are left wing, socialists or even ugly

  • #2
    Re: TV Licensing

    We've covered this issue on an older thread. I know the law on this one inside out - more than they do apparently; this is misleading:
    You only use TV receiving equipment that is powered solely by its own internal batteries AND
    You have not connected it to an aerial or plugged it into the mains.
    The Act is very clear, you may not receive live (or almost live, as in broadcast live but received a few seconds later as a result of natural transmission delays) TV signals (signals within a strictly defined and regulated frequency range) with any equipment whatsoever without a licence; the bit about internal batteries is a red herring; and the bit about it being connected to an aerial or the mains is a blatant lie. You can legally stack your house full of TV sets and connect them all to the mains and an aerial, you are only breaking the law at the point when you switch them on and those invisible wibbly electromagnetic waves between 470-862 MHz make detectable contact with the receiver inside each television set, and a moving image flickers onto the screen.

    You can spend all day blaring out signals at 469.9MHz and 862.1MHz and they can't do nuffin 'bout it (especially if you send them a red letter withdrawing Implied Right of Access under English Common Law, and threaten prosecution for trespass and/or harrassment against any of their company's employees).
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    • #3
      Re: TV Licensing

      I've heard many a rumour of the tv licensing company scaring people into getting them to pay for tv licenses when they don't need them.

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      • #4
        Re: TV Licensing

        It's more than a rumour - they are lying bass turds.
        This is a lie (or perhaps they don't read the law they trying to enforce?):
        It also makes it an offence for anyone to have any television receiver in their possession or under their control who intends to install or use it in contravention of the main offence (above), or knows, or has reasonable grounds for believing, that another person intends to install or use a television receiver in contravention of the main offence.
        http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/about/legi ... olicy-AB9/
        Fortunately some us more dedicated TVLicence-a-phobes have called their bluff with fierce letters and Freedom of Information requests...
        http://www.televisionlicence.info/info/rights
        I love it when a plan comes together

        They act as thought they are part of Special Branch, but they are no better than bailiffs or car clampers - just a private company leeching off the taxpayer and scaring old ladies. They make their letters look like you are about to be slung into prison by the rozzers, but they have no leg to stand on... you can put together your own evil red letter to the fathermockers and give them a taste of their own medicine

        They have to have evidence to serve a warrant, and they can't get evidence without having implied right of access; and even if they did bother to apply for a warrant they would have to reveal their detection techniques to the defence in order to have a fair trial - the law is so easy to undermine all it would take is for the public to know and do a mass boycott as in New Zealand, and bring the whole thing down... powwaa to the peeepull!!!
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        • #5
          Re: TV Licensing

          I thought i'd just clarify as well, my mate lived in the halls for 2 years and if your in the Halls, every so often they will come round to check, they checked many times last year and the year before.
          You can say all you want about how your not gonna watch Live TV on your TV and this'n'that but that don't matter, if they find a TV in your room and you ain't got a TV license then you will be fined.
          (TV license is only about ?12 a month tho)
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          • #6
            Re: TV Licensing

            How can they enforce these fines? If you refuse to pay would they end up taking you to a small claims court?

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            • #7
              Re: TV Licensing

              Originally posted by Pear
              How can they enforce these fines? If you refuse to pay would they end up taking you to a small claims court?
              I don't know tbh, all I do know is that if your being sponsored by a company and their paying you a salary/wage/whatever you wanna call it, I think you can afford ?12 a month for a TV license, better to be safe than sorry
              "I reject your reality and subsitute my own!" quoted by Adam Savage

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              • #8
                Re: TV Licensing

                To be fair, is it really necessary? Do you need to take a TV? No

                Just take your laptop, and watch things on Iplayer etc the day after.
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                • #9
                  Re: TV Licensing

                  Originally posted by The H
                  To be fair, is it really necessary? Do you need to take a TV? No

                  Just take your laptop, and watch things on Iplayer etc the day after.

                  I agree.
                  And I think every1 will agree with me when I say that TV licensing is stupid (although if it got rid of all ads then I would def pay it)
                  "I reject your reality and subsitute my own!" quoted by Adam Savage

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                  • #10
                    Re: TV Licensing

                    If I do bring one I think it will only be after a while, when I return home a weekend, and will only be for an Xbox.
                    You can trust me,
                    I'm a doctor.

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                    • #11
                      Re: TV Licensing

                      Originally posted by WillB a-e
                      If I do bring one I think it will only be after a while, when I return home a weekend, and will only be for an Xbox.
                      Well mate like i've said, if you've got a TV in your room then make sure you've got a License for it. ~_~
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                      • #12
                        Re: TV Licensing

                        It has no aerial nor a digital plug in, so there is no physical way I can recieve a signal; there's no way I'm getting one, but I'll see what it's like once I'm there
                        You can trust me,
                        I'm a doctor.

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                        • #13
                          Re: TV Licensing

                          Originally posted by WillB a-e
                          It has no aerial nor a digital plug in, so there is no physical way I can recieve a signal; there's no way I'm getting one, but I'll see what it's like once I'm there
                          If it cannot recieve a TV signal then it ain't a TV, I think you are refering to a Monitor like a PC Monitor. If they see what looks like a TV then you would need to prove to them that it is'nt
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                          • #14
                            Re: TV Licensing

                            It's not that it isn't what it is, just that it doesn't do what makes it, it; therefore it cannot be defined as that.
                            You can trust me,
                            I'm a doctor.

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                            • #15
                              Re: TV Licensing

                              Originally posted by WillB a-e
                              It's not that it isn't what it is, just that it doesn't do what makes it, it; therefore it cannot be defined as that.
                              Like I said, you would have to prove that it is not a TV
                              "I reject your reality and subsitute my own!" quoted by Adam Savage

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