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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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Friday, 24 July 2009

What Do They Know?

A few days ago I became aware of this brilliant website called What Do They Know?

It's a service that allows you to email Freedom of Information Act requests directly to public bodies. What makes it different is that the correspondence trail is published online for everyone to scrutinise.

You can send your requests anonymously, although they should be serious questions and not vexatious in nature. The BBC would be quick to refuse vexatious requests, despite the fact letters sent on their behalf by TV Licensing are vexatious (intimidating and economical with the truth) themselves.

If you have any questions about the licence fee I suggest you send the BBC an FOI request using What Do They Know? They are legally obliged to reply with an answer within 20 working days.

Unfortunately there are a few legal get-outs the BBC can use if they want to dodge questioning, but it's worth sending them a request anyway. Every request costs them time, money and inconvenience to process - just like when a genuine non-TV user tries to convince them they don't require a TV licence.

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