Paywall for iPlayer?
allsorts at howhill.com
Tue Jul 7 05:39:32 PDT 2015
On Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:06:38 +0100, michael norman wrote:
>> Yes but what about people who never ever watch TV at all. There are
>> some, believe it or not - my parents for instance. They have computers
>> and internet, but why should they pay a charge for something they will
>> never use,
That is a problem but sort of worked around if you call it a "Media Licence"
that is it gives the household the ability to legally view any media from
any source. Be that Netflix, 4OD, YouTube or, at the extreme, the
graphics/still images that make up a web page.
>> just because they have some equipment (whose primary purpose is not for
>> accessing TV!) which theoretically could access on demand content.
It's not that long ago that the possession of "receiving apparatus" was
enough to trigger the requirement to hold a TV Licence.
>> How will you differentiate between those who don't and those who say they
Just get the ISPs to report those customers that access "media" sites? Or
just extend the current regulations relating to copyright infringement.
> There are many people mostly I guess a bit younger than your parents who
> don't watch live tv or even want to do so. What do they watch ? Netflix
> Amazon tv (to give two examples amongst many) both of which they have to
> pay for
But at least that is their choice. I don't watch commercial TV stations but
I still pay for them and the shareholder dividends etc, even those that
don't have any ability to watch any TV still pay.
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