BBC and Contract Law

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

As the BBC is clearly a Corporation a contract and agreement of the parties is required before any business can take place.

Charging a fee for any service is a contractual arrangement.

If I choose not to contract with the BBC or their agents Capita
what rules can force me to contract against my will?

I am not referring to the telecommunications act but to any rules which compels me to consent to a contract or excuses the B B Corporation from being bound by contract law.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs J Townsend

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mrs Townsend,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 13th February 2013. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20130213.

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The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
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Dear Mrs Townsend,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20130213. We apologise for the delay in issuing this response
to you and we accept that we have failed to meet the statutory 20-day
deadline on this occasion; we would also like to apologise for any
inconvenience caused by the delay.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Complaince Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2B6, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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S. Martin left an annotation ()

Total Crap:

However, in line with our duty to provide reasonable advice and assistance under section 16 of the Act, I
can tell you that the TV licence is not a payment or a contract for services, rather it is a legal permission to
use or install a television receiver. The use of a TV receiver without a valid licence is a criminal offence.

Really, it is clearly a payment as you pay for it, is there any copyright on the airwaves? NO, and who is giving you permission and under what authority?

The use of a TV receives without a TV licence is a criminal offence? really, its under ACT and acts are not law or criminal offences. Acts and statutes are only GIVEN THE FORCE OF LAW WITH THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED, so certainly not law.

I use two TV receivers connected to CCTV cameras, so have they prosecuted me? no, because they cant, so there is no law.

Total B/S and a play on words to keep you in fear and pay up like good sheeple while they subsidise their paedophiles and hedonists..

Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for your kind response.

With reference to your reply:-

Perhaps you could help me further with some questions to clarify your reply?

1. Could you quote the statute with the source which says I need permission to 'install' a receiver?

2. Could you define 'install'.

3. You seem to have stated that we need permission for a lap top etc. if 'installed. (your definition of installed should help me clarify this.) Is that assumption correct?

4. Could you quote the statute definition of a 'signal' and or 'TV signal' - if there is one. If no definition exists please state so.

5. I understand that there is some reference in the statute to the so called 'signal' needing to be 'live. Is that correct?

If so what is the time gap stated in the statue which constitutes a 'non live' signal receipt?

For example when one watches catch up t.v through a pc for example the event of receiving the signal is not 'live' I assume?

Could you tell me what 'time gap' is deemed 'not live'.

This is important for us to avoid watching signals without permission.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J Townsend

S. Martin left an annotation ()

There is no stipulated gap, merely that you cannot watch or record programmes as they are broadcast "live" so any gap then it isn't live.

There is no requirement for any licence if you watch on a laptop, catch up TV or any other form of receiver as long as it isn't live.

There is a current battle going on as the UK is a Common Law jurisdiction which means Common Law is the overriding legislation and common law is true law.

There is also a legal maxim which states "acts and statutes are only given the force of law with the consent of the governed" this is why they have to trick you into consenting.

Imagine all the airwaves currently abound, do you need permission to listen to a radio? do you need permission to listen to air traffic control at an airport? NO. Anyone transmitting any uncoded signal is inviting people to listen without their consent.

What is happening in society is that people are being indoctrinated into believing that acts and statutes are law and this is solely for money. Convince someone they have to pay for something and convince them its law and they pay, this is all the BBC are doing. often they use subtle, and some not so subtle threats, and even convince people it is unlawful.

This is for one sole reason and this is further integration into the EU as the EU operates under civil and not common law criminal systems. Convince people that acts and statutes are law then it makes it easier to remove our common law system and the massive protections it provides, and easier to integrate us into EU legislation.

Mark Salter left an annotation ()

As written here :-

http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv...

The 'gap' appears to be defined watching a transmission within 2 hours of it having started, although the BBC couldn't describe more vaguely if they tried.

Mark Salter left an annotation ()

I thought I would ask the BBC for the explicit rule to compare to their 'general' rule:-

http://bit.ly/1q5hJl4

I cannot comprehend why an clear and explicit definition of 'live' cannot be provided.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mrs Townsend,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 4th July 2014. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20141101.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear Mrs Townsend,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information. Please find the
response attached.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2B6, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

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S. Martin left an annotation ()

So they won't answer specific and relevant questions, speaks volumes really.

geoff kelly left an annotation ()

The answer is...We will not tell you because if we do...We are stuffed....