Unless you can do that in real-time (they can't) I don't get what your point is.
I was in tin-foil hat mode, don't worry.
But what makes you think they can't do any of what I said? It is completely possible in today's world. This is nothing more than simple IP address logging on the server side (their side). A VPN might save you, but if based in the UK or any country with an international treaty with us, they would be required to disclose IP details if asked.
So, bottom line with all this is ... I never do get the part where they invent new laws like this and are then unable to enforce them properly.
Far more likely you have to register an account ...
Good point, we shall see then. ITV Player already requires for you to register an account plus provide your postcode, last time I checked. Linking a platform against the TV licensing database would be a whole new ball game, but entirely do-able.
Edited by mixt (Tue 02-Aug-16 05:18:45)