[OT] UK TV Licenses (was Re: These darned old computers)

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_purdueriots.com>
Date: Mon Aug 26 09:28:00 2002

On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Dave Woodman - dave_at_naffnet.org.uk wrote:

> Unfortunately, the licence now applies if you have equipment capable of
> receiving TV transmissions, regardless of the purpose for which it used, so
> you can try to convince the authorities all you like...
> A monitor, as you used, always avoids the license, so you would still have
> been safe, but even owning a VCR or TV and keeping it in the loft requires a
> license now.

Ok, now you've got me wondering... I've never heard of anything like that
on this side of the pond. Why exactly do you have to purchase a license
to own a TV? Is it similar for AM/FM radios? ...
Received on Mon Aug 26 2002 - 09:28:00 BST

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