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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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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

TV Licensing: Just Who Do You Think You Are?

It is a sad reflection of the way the TV licence system is administered that the BBC, acting under the disguise of their TV Licensing trading name, have no qualms about harassing legitimate non-TV viewers for money they don't owe.

We have talked at quite some length about TV Licensing's intimidatory routine mailings, which are designed to scare payment from anyone without a licence. These letters, riddled with half-truths and accusatory innuendo, barely acknowledge the fact that the recipient is probably living a perfectly legal TV-free existence.

If you do not use equipment to receive or record live broadcast television programmes then you do not need a licence and that is a fact. Furthermore, you are under no legal obligation whatsoever to communicate or co-operate with TV Licensing. Indeed experience tells us that talking to TV Licensing is like trying to plait fog - a completely futile gesture that causes immense frustration, but ultimately achieves nothing.

A new video appeared on onlywhenpissed's YouTube channel today, which shows him enquiring why TV Licensing had sent him their most heinous letter yet when they had absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing. Videos like this are always interesting because they expose for public scrutiny the half-truths peddled by TV Licensing call centre staff.

Remember the best course of action is to ignore TV Licensing completely. If you don't watch or record live programmes they have no business with you and you can safely ignore their pseudo-official pretence to the contrary.

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