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Thursday, 1 January 2015

TV Licensing Laid Bare: 2015 Edition Published

A new edition of our free ebook, TV Licensing Laid Bare, has just been published.

The January 2015 edition includes some of TV Licensing's latest bloopers, including the fact they have been successfully sued by a TV Licensing Blog reader.

The book begins by identifying the key players in the TV licence system. The emphasis then shifts towards the legal basis of the fee, and clearly explains the circumstances in which a TV licence is required. After a short analysis of how the licence fee is spent the book gives detailed information about how the TV licence is enforced. The book concludes with practical words of advice for the thousands of legally-licence-free people regularly harassed by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

The latest version of TV Licensing Laid Bare can be downloaded free with our compliments from this page.

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The very best wishes for the new year to all our readers.


Anonymous said...

Had a good read but couldn't see if you'd added TVL tactics of trying for obstruction charges when their search warrants prove ineffective.

Also, appears to be no mention of occupiers demanding to see the deposition that led to said search warrant being granted.

admin said...

The first point is mentioned, but the second isn't.

Maybe next time around.

Fred Bear said...

If you look at the exampleTVL Form included in the e-book, you'll notice the 'Officer' couldn't even spell satellite, despite the word being printed on the the form itself.

bootsy said...

Sorry but where is the download? It asked me to download some sort of convertor but not any document?

R said...

The first post talks about "occupiers demanding to see the deposition that led to said search warrant being granted".

Can someone expand on this? I have just cancelled my licence but retain an old TV for watching DVDs in full view of the window.

I would like to know what are the proper grounds that TVL can use to obtain a search warrant? Is seeing a TV set through the window a good enough cause for a warrant? Or seeing an aerial on the roof (even if there is no decoder box in the house)?

Admin said...

Please see here for more information about the search warrant/Deposition process:
We always remind readers that TV Licensing's use of warrants is exceptionally rare.