… & How to Deal with TV License Inspectors
The questions the BBC/Capita license inspectors/bailiffs ask: Have you just moved here? Do you have a TV?
You don’t need a license to own a TV. You only ‘need’ a license to watch or record live broadcasts. The first question should be ”are you able to receive any live broadcasts?” – According to Act of Parliament, a TV licence must be obtained for any device that is “installed or used” for “receiving a television programme at the same time (or virtually the same time) as it is received by members of the public”.
According to TV Licensing, “You need a TV Licence to use any television receiving equipment such as a TV set, digital box, DVD or video recorder, PC, laptop or mobile phone to watch or record television programmes as they’re being shown on TV”. Portable televisions and similar equipment such as laptops and mobile phones powered by internal batteries are covered for use anywhere under a licence held for their owner’s residence.
But here’s the crux of the matter, an Act requires consent. So therefore people are willingly (and unknowingly) allowing themselves to be taxed by consent. They use fear tactics to make the naive pay including adverts and sending bailiff-style inspectors round to intimidate people. First you must write to the BBC (or hand them a letter) stating a “Removal of Implied Right of Access” notice (template available here: http://www.getoutofdebtfree.org).
You will receive a letter that looks like this (please check it out):
This will mean that they will be committing a criminal offence of “Aggravated Trespass” if they come to your door.
Record them on camera every time they come to your door, you have the right to do this it’s your property (you can film in public places too). This will enable you to capture evidence of any intimidation/threats. They hate cameras and many of them walk away because they cannot employ their usual unlawfully aggressive tactics.
Print out a copy of a “Fee Schedule” ready to give to them once they visit, which outlines how much you will be charging them each time you are harassed or inconvenienced by them. It has legal standing so you will be able to invoice them each time they send you a letter or visit your home.
Never reply to any letters that they send to you. If you do feel the need to reply, only reply once and state your position clearly. Tell them that you do not need a TV Licence and you do not wish to buy one. Keep all of the letters they send you, as they constitute harassment under the law, and you can use them as evidence should you decide to take them to court.
Never provide them with your name or any other personal info, never admit to anything, and never allow them into your home
On this video you’ll see ‘inspectors’ who rudely walk away when they realise they are being filmed. They could at least say goodbye or apologise for disturbing someone but on the other hand it wouldn’t be right to abuse an investigator if they come round unless they are being abusive themselves, but again – the element of having a camera on record makes the world of difference and does stop them behaving over-aggressively.
The Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 requires television dealers to notify TV licensing of all their sales and rentals of television sets.
Credit goes to TruthVibes for the original upload which forms the first half of this video, his channel was deleted so this has been mirrored. The second half of this video is a video titled: ‘How to Deal With BBC TV License goons’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfHRhX…) it was produced by BanTheBBC (channel link: http://www.youtube.com/user/BanTheBBC…)
Also, the individuals who filmed their experiences include: steviejacko, TJoKayaking and «your name here»
Below: a few paragraphs from Peter Sterry (more: http://the-tap.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11…)
Ivory towers have never been built so high, and the public kept so removed, as it has with the BBC.
Explaining things to the public is, theoretically, one of the BBC’s principal tasks, but its principle executives have found it impossible to do so when it comes to issue of institutional paedophilia.