heiowge wrote:Yet another reason to remove the forced TV Tax!
ollie wrote:I have never understood a tax on receiving radio waves
leke wrote:What was their reason for killing these apps and were the apps closed source?
What is needed is a FOSS iPlayer client. Then the developer can call on the assistance of the EFF and FSF to help fight off BBC and its attack-dog lawyers.
leke wrote:Hopefully the BBC might be a little more accommodating if the iPlayer app was open source?
AndyBaxman wrote:The reason given by the BBC for them requesting the removal of these apps was that they broke the BBC Syndication Policy.
guy wrote:"4. BBC content may only be distributed for consumption within the UK;"
- Fancy that. I never realised 'til now that .co.uk electrons fall into the sea at Dover. You learn something new every day.
AndyBaxman wrote:ollie wrote:I have never understood a tax on receiving radio waves
I do, kind of, "get" the idea behind the licence. It should mean that the BBC can provide quality programming and services without having to compete for ratings.
ollie wrote:Why not tax the actual products capable of receiving the signals - you already have VAT, why not TVDT (Television Device Tax) when the TVs are purchased?
ollie wrote:Or just fund the BBC as the Australian government does with the ABC?
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