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

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Mon Aug 26 13:31:44 2002

At 09:27 AM 8/26/02 -0500, you wrote:
>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? ...

   Why do we have to pay a tax on telephone service? The answer is the same for both questions. Government revenue! You can claim that it's for this cause or that cause but in reality it's just another source of revenue for big government.

Received on Mon Aug 26 2002 - 13:31:44 BST

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