TV Licensing successfully sued

Mr Hillas made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

As TV Licensing authority in the UK, the BBC publicly acknowledges that it has overall responsibility for all matters concerning the administration and enforcement of the TV licence, TV Licensing and the activities of all TV Licensing contractors.

I refer to the following article recently published here> which explains how TV Licensing were successfully sued.

This is a request lodged under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for full disclosure and publication of:

All the information the BBC holds in respect of the case mentioned above


Whether any further claims have been lodged against TV Licensing or the BBC since the case mentioned above

Yours faithfully,

Mr Hillas

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Hillas

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 22nd December 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 RFI20142069

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Hillas


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20152069.


Kind regards

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2 B6, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP





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Peter Jones left an annotation ()

Ah, the old "we only paid up because we lost the court paperwork" gambit. Total codswallop. An uncorroborable and made-up excuse, like so many we hear from the BBC and TV Licensing.
The truth is that it wasn't in TV Licensing's interests to defend the claim. If it had done, and lost, then the story would be carried in every national newspaper across the land.
That's exactly the same reason why TV Licensing never presents detection evidence in open court. It knows that it would be suicide to do that, because the technology would be discredited in a single stroke.

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