Someone needs to tell TV Licensing then, 'cos that's not what it says on their website.
IANAL but I believe the current interpretation of the legislation is such that although section 363 of the communications act (2003) states:
363 Licence required for use of TV receiver
(1) A television receiver must not be installed or used unless the installation and use of the receiver is authorised by a licence under this Part.
Elsewhere [in case law maybe??], 'a television receiver' is only defined as such if it is installed with the intention of receiving the live broadcast. If you've no intention of doing that then the requirement to have a licence does not exist.
Of course, if some MIBs from Crapita knock on your door, don't blame me ;-)