But like the days of not needing a tv license to watch satellite tv, they just move the goalposts as they now have done, so license required for catch-up. But they have to catch you. Considering they have no right of entry, NO equipment to trace use, despite claims to the contrary ( A little like the empty detector vans that made folks run out for a license). All they can do is trick folk into admitting use on the doorstep. Not one conviction from the empty detector vans. Bit OT but -
You only need a TV licence to use the Iplayer - have never needed one for any other catchup service.
They send out packets from the Iplayer of say 500bits and then sniff the wifi to see if they can see packets of that size and if so they know you are watching the Iplayer.
I don#t use wifi - everything is powerlined so they have nothing to sniff.
They have no right of way like you say - no more right to enter my house than the postman. On production of a warrant I can delete the IPTV app in a second, and unless they want to prosecute me for watching Amazon Prime they can jog on.
I even got a refund, which I was chuffed about.
I did see a van once with a TVL sticker on - but I am sure that's all it was - Unlike the, say DVLA vans where you can clearly see the ANPR cameras, the TVL vans are just vans.
Edited by 23Prince (Mon 28-Nov-16 12:14:43)