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Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:20am
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Is this real? I saw it somewhere online earlier today and thought it was a joke.  According to Google it is no joke.  Or is it just a really deep joke that I am missing?

Does the UK actually require a license to own and watch a television?
  
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Reply #1 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:22am
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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:20am:
Is this real? I saw it somewhere online earlier today and thought it was a joke.  According to Google it is no joke.  Or is it just a really deep joke that I am missing?

Does the UK actually require a license to own and watch a television?

It's true. And they try to trick you into getting to your house to see if you have a license.
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:40am
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Bert #49 wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:22am:
It's true. And they try to trick you into getting to your house to see if you have a license.


What if, in the current age of Netflix, Hulu, etc., I get my "TV" through the internet?  When does my computer become a TV and does my computer need a license?

This is fascinating.

You said they trick you into getting into your house.  Are they not otherwise allowed into the home for that sole reason?
  
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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:40am:
What if, in the current age of Netflix, Hulu, etc., I get my "TV" through the internet?  When does my computer become a TV and does my computer need a license?

This is fascinating.

You said they trick you into getting into your house.  Are they not otherwise allowed into the home for that sole reason?

It's based on a television receiver or what we would call a cable box. If you have one you must pay the license fee. It's rather easy to avoid this so the government tries to find ways to catch you watching the tele and not paying for it.
  

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Where's Limey? I'd like to see his first-hand perspective on this.

  

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Reply #5 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 7:39am
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Thats nuts!...


  What is the reasoning behind needing a license?
  
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AmericanMom wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 7:39am:
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  What is the reasoning behind needing a license? 


Tax revenue.

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Greg55_99 wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 7:58am:
Tax revenue.

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It all boils down to you cant have it unless we tax it..

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- no free speech there
  

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