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This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

If you use equipment to receive live broadcast TV programmes, or to watch or download on-demand programmes via the BBC iPlayer, then the law requires you to have a licence and we encourage you to buy one.

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Saturday, 9 August 2008

Online Viewing

As I'm sure you're all aware by now a television licence is only required when television equipment is used to receive or record television signals as they are broadcast to the wider public.

Online viewing of previously broadcast programmes falls outside this description and does not require a television licence. This includes, but isn't limited to, use of services like BBC iPlayer, Demand Five and 4oD, which show programmes after they have been broadcast to the public via the airwaves.

In the case of a PC used to receive or record programmes as they are broadcast via the airwaves - whether that's via TV card and aerial or online stream - the property does require a television licence.

In future the BBC intends to increase the amount of broadcast television content that is concurrently streamed online. This is going to make it increasingly difficult (virtually impossible) to detect licence evaders who are receiving programmes via the web.

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