Re: Legal theft.@Trustme
Actually at my place that's how it is, but at the girlfriend's she has Sky and to be honest we both get a lot out of that (we watch a lot of docs and I love the football), I used to stream the football and just download anything else I wanted to watch but to be honest, I don't mind paying Sky for what I get from them, in concert with Netflix I haven't downloaded any content for a long time, but I don't see why the BBC should legal force me to fund their business just so I can watch a competitor, it's like Google charging you a fee to use Bing. While I agree with you that I can, indeed, go to all those lengths to avoid paying the license fee, the truth is I shouldn't have to. The worst part about it is those who can't afford computers and to be online (and maybe simply don't have the knowledge as well) but who just want to watch "free to air" programs are more often than not the one's who can't afford the license, get caught and slapped with a £1000 fine when they can least afford it. The license fee makes an absolute mockery of the term "free to air" - it's not free, you have to pay the BBC to be able to access it, which is simply wrong..
(Thumbs up for your comment because there are still people who don't know they can do that)