Dumb Question

Discussion in 'TV & Satellite' started by ShiftZZ, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    If I am away from home and I watch TV via my PC how can they detect that I am watching TV? I understand the old detector system, but on a laptop?
     
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    Close the curtains :xgrin:
     
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    You watch TV?????:xeek:
    Not watched it since mid October!!!!:xgrin::xThumb:
     
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    You don't need a licence to watch Internet tv, so I'm told
     
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    That is correct, but theoretically you do if you have a TV card or stick. I think your home TV licence might cover this anyway
     
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    If you watch LIVE TV on any device you need s licence I believe but your home licence will cover it but if you watch catch up TV you do not need a licence
    As for how they would know !!! Have no idea
     
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    err simply a case of ip address monitoring
     
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    Our intelligence agency's can't even catch that many really bad guys so what chance have they of catching shifty watching Cora
     
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  9. ShiftZZ

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    Thats fine, but for example if I am using FON then the IP address is not mine, well you know what I mean. I doubt if they could do or prove anything,,,
     
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    Seriously I was always told your home license coverd camping and such providing the license payer was there at the time
    But not static caravans
     
  11. GJH

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    They don't nee detectors, I dob you in :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Well that is a crime itself - a grown man watching soaps......:xwink:
     
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    You know what'll happen next , they will be licensing computers on ip addresses.
     
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    believe it or not the intelligence agencies are very capable of monitoring any computer to access any suspicious website. there are watch lists for suspicious activity and those are whittled down to identify serious risks. if they took action against everyone on the watch lists, the prisons would be full. better to monitor their traffic to obtain evidence
    traffic monitoring for virtually any website is very easy with the right tools and access to the servers, its what makes restricting access geographically possible. any site that streams live tv can be used to see who is accessing it and from where

    a fon router's ip address will be on a list, and the computer/tablet/phone accessing it will be identifiable by a unique mac address
     
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    That's it then shiftys screwed and I do believe its fifteen to Life for watching Cora
    Not to forget the Benidorm mob streaming porn:xrofl:
     
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    I think its about time the license was scrapped, yes apparently if you watch live tv on anything your suppose to pay the fee - But there are so many gadgets out nowadays i think its discriminating people - nearly all up to date mobile phones can watch tv, laptops an god knows what else - does this mean everyone with a mobile has to pay the fee ? what about the Itinerants ? I say if some or most pay it - everyone should pay otherwise scrap it !
     
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    I reckon that if you are connected to the internet they can spy on you... using a vpn makes it more tricky for them but I bet they can still find you if they really, really, really wanted to.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    You're probably right but changing the legislation isn't an important enough matter to allocate parliamentary time to at the moment.
     
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    Of course it is possible to identify/monitor people using electronic devices. Logically no different from physical addresses or telephone landlines and desirable for the same reasons.
     
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    Perhaps they rely on your honesty. This shouldn't be a problem in your own case and millions of others like you. We know and abide by the law.
     
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