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Monday, November 28, 2005

The Dog Ate It, and Other Reasons Some British Folks Don't Have Their TV Licenses Handy

According to a November 26th article in the Guardian, the British regulatory agency charged with making certain that tv owners in the country have paid for licenses has caught nearly 350,000 people without that important piece of paper. Excuses range from the tv is for the dog only (and apparently he's responsible for his own debts) to one tv watcher who claimed that since the set was used only for catching Australian shows and since as far as s/he knew Australia doesn't require a license s/he wasn't breaking the law. Sanctions can reach a fine of one thousand pounds. Read more here.

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