[linux-dvb] Re: tv license

Niklas Peinecke n.peinecke at web.de
Tue Feb 22 15:32:17 CET 2005


Sergei Haller wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Niklas Peinecke (NP) wrote:
> 
> NP> > If you buy any TV receiving equipment in the UK, you hve to expect the
> NP> > seller to inform TV licensing of your purchase!
> NP> > 
> NP> You surely live in Orwell's own country! In Germany, there is no such
> NP> information chain -- yet, although I think the GEZ (our tv licensing
> NP> institution over here) would love to have such a thing.
> 
> in Germany, whenever you move from one address to another, the town hall 
> (Einwohnermeldeamt im Rathaus) informs the GEZ and they just _assume_ you 
> need a tv licence.

That's not the whole truth: There is a tiny checkbox on the formular 
where you can deny the transmission of your data to the GEZ. However, it 
is very tiny.

Niklas




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