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Broadcasting levy would be unfair

THE BBC is annoyed that people can legally watch catch-up TV without a TV licence. This has resulted in politicians suggesting we should adopt Germany's system of funding the TV licence: a broadcasting levy is applied to every household, regardless of whether it has a television.

This, however, would be very unfair to those, like myself, who do not possess a computer or TV and who never watch live or catch-up TV anywhere.

I would rather let myself be jailed than pay for something I choose not to use.

Surely, it would be fairer to change the law to make watching catch-up TV illegal without a TV licence?

A unique username and pin could then be issued to every household with their TV licence to allow access to catch-up TV.

MARK RICHARDS

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