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# 214459 12-May-2017 16:13
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Am thinking this could be rather inconvenient depending on what gets shared where...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/why-we-are-asking-you-to-sign-in

 

(scroll down to TV Licencing) or am I worrying over nothing ?





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  # 1780281 12-May-2017 16:33
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This has been coming for a long time. It is easy to set up an account and many of us have. Until now, BBC has never been very rigorous about enforcing its conditions. It will be interesting to see if that changes. It is not difficult to download iPlayer videos without the official downloader and perhaps that will continue. In any case, there is nothing anyone can do about it so I would not worry too much.

 

My preferred solution and I am sure that of many others, would be to just license overseas use of iPlayer for a reasonable fee. I would gladly pay for it if I could. If I cannot, I will continue to try to find other ways to access the content I want.

 

  





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  # 1780282 12-May-2017 16:33
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Best to move this discussion to the Unblocking Services Discussion forum I think!




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  # 1780302 12-May-2017 17:21
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Moving would probably be best. Need a mod for that ?





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  # 1780303 12-May-2017 17:25
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the BBC dont seem to be serious about stopping people watching the iplayer , they only asked if you had a tv licence, i mean who said no, when they could have made you enter the licence number and stopped most overseas people from accessing it .





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  # 1780327 12-May-2017 18:49
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From a link in that page:
When do I need a TV Licence?

Page updated: 10 May 2017

That depends where you are and what you’re doing.

Do_I_need_a_TV_licence_v2.png
Inside the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

You need to be covered by a TV licence to watch or record TV programmes on any channel, or to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.

This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

We share some of your personal data with TV Licensing, to check if you are using BBC iPlayer and to keep their database to up date.

Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.

Outside those locations - You’ll need to check if your country has its own TV licensing scheme.

Do I need a TV licence to watch programmes I’ve bought on BBC Store if I watch them using iPlayer?

It’s fine for you to watch your Store programmes using iPlayer. You don’t need a TV licence for this.

Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.


http://www.bbc.com/usingthebbc/terms/do-i-need-a-tv-licence/

Seems to clearly indicate they only trying to crack down on U.K. Based people using the app and not paying a licence?

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  # 1780348 12-May-2017 19:30
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 My in-laws just click "yes". They use their old UK post code.

 

I haven't heard anything from them in the last few days saying it's not working so.... *shrugs*




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  # 1780350 12-May-2017 19:33
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blakamin:

 

 My in-laws just click "yes". They use their old UK post code.

 

I haven't heard anything from them in the last few days saying it's not working so.... *shrugs*

 

 

Just go to the iPlayer website and you'll (presumably) see the hint they've added at the top (maybe I should have mentioned that earlier).





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  # 1780354 12-May-2017 19:49
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I just said I was in NZ (already selected) and not asked whether have TV licence. All good.





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  # 1780355 12-May-2017 19:49
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rb99:

 

blakamin:

 

 My in-laws just click "yes". They use their old UK post code.

 

I haven't heard anything from them in the last few days saying it's not working so.... *shrugs*

 

 

Just go to the iPlayer website and you'll (presumably) see the hint they've added at the top (maybe I should have mentioned that earlier).

 

 

 

 

About cookies? Every euro website says that. 




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  # 1780358 12-May-2017 19:56
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blakamin:

 

rb99:

 

blakamin:

 

 My in-laws just click "yes". They use their old UK post code.

 

I haven't heard anything from them in the last few days saying it's not working so.... *shrugs*

 

 

Just go to the iPlayer website and you'll (presumably) see the hint they've added at the top (maybe I should have mentioned that earlier).

 

 

 

 

About cookies? Every euro website says that. 

 

 

You don't see this at the top of the iPlayer website ?

 





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  # 1780359 12-May-2017 19:58
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Spyware:

 

I just said I was in NZ (already selected) and not asked whether have TV licence. All good.

 

 

And you can happily watch iPlayer programs ?





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  # 1780361 12-May-2017 20:03
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rb99:

 

blakamin:

 

rb99:

 

blakamin:

 

 My in-laws just click "yes". They use their old UK post code.

 

I haven't heard anything from them in the last few days saying it's not working so.... *shrugs*

 

 

Just go to the iPlayer website and you'll (presumably) see the hint they've added at the top (maybe I should have mentioned that earlier).

 

 

 

 

About cookies? Every euro website says that. 

 

 

You don't see this at the top of the iPlayer website ?

 

 

 

I didn't at the top. I saw it when I went to play something. And ignored it.

 

In-laws registered last year or the year before so I doubt they'll see it. It auto-signs in when they watch something. If they have an issue, they're going "home" for a holiday in August, so can probably sort something with their relos. :D




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  # 1780364 12-May-2017 20:12
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iPlayer thinks I'm in London. I guess if necessary I just pick a London postcode ?





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  # 1780366 12-May-2017 20:22
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turb: Best to move this discussion to the Unblocking Services Discussion forum I think!

Wait... there's an unblocking services discussions forum?

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  # 1780370 12-May-2017 20:39
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I registered in November 2016 when first asked - when I was online at my parents UK house. No nags here in NZ since.

 

Mind you, I would happily pay my fathers licence just so that I could use iPlayer over here.


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