A day in court for non-payment of the TV licence: ‘What do they want us to do, kill ourselves?’ – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2014 in BBC, crime, fines, licensing, media, news by sally

‘Almost 200,000 people were prosecuted last year for failing to buy a television licence. Should those who can’t afford to pay their bills be criminalised in this way?’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers to review enforcement of TV licence payment – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2014 in BBC, bills, crime, enforcement, licensing, media, news by sally

‘Ministers are to review how payment of the TV licence fee is enforced amid concerns about the number of people appearing in court for evasion.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cliff Richard case: BBC and police face parliamentary inquiry into coverage – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2014 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, police, select committees by tracey

‘The BBC director general, Tony Hall, and South Yorkshire police are facing a parliamentary inquiry over the leaking of highly sensitive information about the investigation of Sir Cliff Richard as an independent inquiry into the affair was announced.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ofcom resolves BBC Daily Politics swearing case – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2014 in BBC, complaints, media, news, obscenity, ombudsmen by tracey

‘BBC Two’s Daily Politics Show has been cleared by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom after a Conservative MP swore during a live edition of the daytime programme.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Could TV Licensing be given power to raid bank accounts? – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2014 in BBC, debts, licensing, news by sally

‘HMRC chief Lin Homer indicates proposed powers to raid bank accounts of debtors could be extended to TV Licensing and DVLA, as MPs warn they violate Magna Carta.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ofcom probes BBC Daily Politics over swearing – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2014 in BBC, complaints, media, news, obscenity, ombudsmen by sally

‘Media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation into BBC Two’s Daily Politics show after a Conservative MP swore during a live edition.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A (Respondent) v British Broadcasting Corporation (Appellant) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

A (Respondent) v British Broadcasting Corporation (Appellant) (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 25 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 8th May 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Anonymity order compatible with Convention and common law – Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This appeal related to whether the Scottish Courts took the correct approach to prohibit the publication of a name or other matter in connection with court proceedings under section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, and whether the court’s discretion was properly exercised in this case. The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal by the BBC.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th May 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Panorama bailiffs investigation to be aired after high court bid fails – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2014 in bailiffs, BBC, debts, injunctions, media, news by sally

‘The bailiff and star of BBC show The Enforcers has failed in a high court bid to stop a John Sweeney Panorama investigation into debt recovery being broadcast.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

TV licence law change plan in motion – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2014 in BBC, bills, crime, licensing, media, news by tracey

‘A proposal to end the criminal offence of failing to buy a TV licence is
being considered for inclusion in a bill before Parliament.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Copyright Licensing BBC v EOS – NIPC Law

‘As everyone knows, copyright restricts the acts listed in s.16 (1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“CDPA”) in relation to a work in which copyright subsists (“a copyright work”). Those acts include copying, issuing copies, renting, lending or communicating the work to the public etc. Anyone who does any of those acts without the owner’s licence infringes that copyright. He or she may be sued or in an extreme case prosecuted.’

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NIPC Law, 17th December 2013

Source: www.nipclaw.blogspot.co.uk

TV licence offences account for one in ten UK court cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in BBC, licensing, media, news, prosecutions by sally

“The BBC was responsible for more than one in ten criminal prosecutions last year as the number of people taken to court for non payment of their television licence reached a new high.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BBC welfare reform show breached impartiality guidelines – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in BBC, benefits, bias, media, news, social security, statistics by sally

“A BBC documentary on the welfare state breached impartiality and accuracy guidelines, the BBC Trust has found.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jimmy Savile: BBC sets aside millions to compensate victims – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2013 in BBC, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

” The corporation disclosed in its annual accounts that it has made ‘provision for future compensation claims’ from victims of Jimmy Savile. The accounts show it has set aside £19.1 million for compensation claims, although the money will also be used for other cases. Many of his 214 known offences were on BBC premises, and Savile even attacked a girl during the last edition of Top of the Pops in 2006.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Dr David Kelly: 10 years on, death of scientist remains unresolved for some – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2013 in BBC, coroners, evidence, inquiries, Iraq, news, suicide, war, weapons, whistleblowers by sally

“Death of WMD dossier scientist contributed to erosion of trust in politics.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ofcom resolves BBC boat race swearing case – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2013 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, news, obscenity by sally

“Ofcom has resolved a complaints case against the BBC over offensive language broadcast live during the 2013 Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BBC breached code after airing ‘offensive’ word on Today programme – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2013 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, news, obscenity by sally

“BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme breached the broadcasting code when it aired an offensive word describing people with learning difficulties, watchdog Ofcom has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ofcom investigates broadcasting of Lee Rigby footage – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2013 in armed forces, BBC, children, complaints, media, murder, news, ombudsmen, video recordings by sally

“TV watchdog Ofcom has launched an investigation into the broadcasting of footage from the scene of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stuart Hall jailed for indecently assaulting young girls – The Guardian

“The disgraced BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall was jailed for 15 months on Monday for a string of historic sex attacks on girls as young as nine.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BBC Hall probe to be lead by former High Court judge – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2013 in BBC, children, inquiries, judges, news, sexual offences by sally

“Retired High Court judge Dame Linda Dobbs is to lead an investigation for the BBC into broadcaster Stuart Hall’s conduct at the corporation.”

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BBC News, 4th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk