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# aye a nice little earner for the beeb
150,000 x £1000 quid fine ;)
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:25, archived)
# That's the whole crux of the issue
they may have symbolically destroyed their licenses but they are still registered as owning a license therefore not in violation of not having one - however this means their entire protest was stupid and merely a publicity stunt. If they had refused to ever buy a tv license ever again this would have been more meaningful and also a lot more fun when they all get took to court and made to pay their pension money in fines.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:29, archived)
# damn your technicalities!

I watched the first 30 mins of that programme... I thought it was utterly crap, and worth demanding the licence fee back!
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:38, archived)
# but
if someone asks them to produce it, they would be unable to and deserving of a fine, surely?
I don't get why they waited until last week (before they had watched it on telly) when it had been running for two years at the theatre? silly sods
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:38, archived)
# they have the choice not to go to the theatre
but obviously not the choice to switch telly channels....
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:38, archived)
# sticky buttons
on the remote? I see...
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:40, archived)
# The license inspectors have a list of people who are not registered as owning a license
so they won't bother people who are registered, otherwise they would have to inspect everybody's license.
Even if they did make a call on them, all they would have to do is request the registration details from the main computer, just like in the case of when someone accidently loses or misplaces their license. So it is very unlikely that they will get fined for burning their license - now if some of them had been stupid enough to burn their driving licenses then the roads would have become instantly safer over night ;)
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:44, archived)
# aye they could have avoided the whole
post-church-I`m-driving-like-a-loon-but-that`s-OK-I`m-protected-by-Teh-Lord thing on Sunday

.. bastards
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:49, archived)
# Having
The details of people who do not have a TV license contravenes the Data Protection Act, If you get a letter, or a visit from the TV licensing bods, tell them to Fuck Off and to remove your details from their computers and never to bother you again.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 11:54, archived)
# I have a friend who does work for them
and if they have detected that you own a tv but your name isn't on the register he will make a visit and will earn £30 (i think) for ever license bought on the doorstep and he won't take any bullshit either.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:00, archived)
# I have never
bought a TV license.
TV works fine without one.
Last time I was visited by an inspector blokey was about six years ago.
I pointed out that it is not an offence to not have a TV licence and he should go forth and multiply.
Went back indoors and discovered I'd missed an important bit of Eastenders.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:04, archived)
# Not an offence to not own a TV license
strange bit of Britian you live it as the rest of us are obliged to buy one.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:09, archived)
# It's only an offense
If you have a Telly.
Which is why keeping details of everyone who does not have a licence contavenes teh Data Protection Act.
The assumption being made is that if you do not have a licence you are commiting a criminal act, whereas there are perfectly legitamate reasons for not having a licence.

(And Yes, Coventry is a bit odd.)
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:14, archived)
# But you was watching Eastenders!
and it's only a contravention of Data Protection if you don't own a TV
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:18, archived)
# I know
I just like to tell lies to the TV Licencing people.
(I never paid the Poll Tax either, I wrote to my local council and said that I Had no intention of ever keeping Polecats and didn't see why I should subsidise those who do. They left me alone after that))
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:23, archived)
# Oh well the poll tax was a differnet issue
Just thatcher squeezing the poor folk so that the rich gits it their mansions didn't have to pay as much Rates!
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:25, archived)
# I just begrudge
Handing over my Beer Vouchers for anything that isn't Beer.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:29, archived)
# that`s why I would never give my details when buying a TV
or is it a legal requirement these days??
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:01, archived)
# I think it's a requirement thesedays
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:02, archived)
# gah bastards
*buys TVs off eBay in future and has them delivered to a secret warehouse*
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:46, archived)
# I wish they'd leave me alone
I know I'm odd for not having a TV, but should I really be punished by having the licensing people send me letters all the time? I don't mind them coming round, because - intelligently - they always do it when I am work. But they resolutely refuse to listen to letters telling them to fuck off because I have no intention of buying a TV.

And those posters get on my tits too. A license or a £1000 fine? Wrong. A license, a £1000 fine or NO FUCKING TV.

Sorry, it's been annoying me for the last ten years.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:15, archived)
# Write
and threaten them with legal action as they are harrassing you.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:17, archived)