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Monday, 10 September 2012

TV Licensing Goon Be Gone

Our distinguished colleague TJoKayaking gives an almost textbook example of how to handle an unwanted TV Licensing salesman.

It was a good performance, but overwhelmed by his first enemy contact he forgot the number one rule: Say nothing and slam the door.

The door slamming action was spot on.

TJoK left the following advice for TV Licensing: "Next time send somebody reasonably turned out and not someone in a hoody and trainers.

"Don't bother adding the sound of The One Show to the background of this video."

I'm not quite sure what he meant by that last comment.

The banished goon in this case goes by the name of Adam Russell, who operates in the Derby area. Russell's confused facial expression is captured above in perpetuity. As TV Licensing like to censor YouTube we have also taken the liberty of downloading a spare copy of the video.

A TV licence is only needed for properties where equipment is installed or used to receive TV programme services. TJoK does not use equipment to receive TV programme services and therefore does not need a TV licence. Anyone not requiring a TV licence is under no legal obligation to communicate or co-operate with TV Licensing.

Edit: The YouTube video that originally accompanied this post has been voluntarily removed by TJoK, after an apparently sincere request from the Russell family. It appears Adam isn't desperately seeking stardom.

Despite having downloaded a copy of TJoK's video we will respect his wishes not to republish it. His decision does provide the ideal opportunity for us to clarify our publication policy.

Our policy is very straightforward: Any documents, images of video footage relating to TV Licensing, their employees, or equipment is fair game for comment and publication.

TV Licensing employees have made a conscious decision to undertake a role, which they know will involve harassing legitimate non-TV users. They have no right at all to complain if those legitimate non-TV users bite back.

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