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Big news at this year’s 3GSM (and doubtless for many months to come) is TV on mobiles. So it’s no surprise that TV Licensing is now considering forcing phone retailers to pass on details of people who buy mobile phones.

According to a report in The Times, if you watch live TV on a mobile phone, then you need a valid licence. Since the vast majority of people are already covered by their existing licence, it’s not an issue. But, there is a small proportion of people who aren’t covered by a TV licence – and TV Licensing want to make sure these people don’t dlip through the net.

Anyone caught without a valid TV licence – which costs £126.50 a year – faces a fine of up to £1,000. Although TV Licensing has collared people watching TV via their PCs, it’s not thought a mobile phone user has been nabbed as yet. But you have been warned.

Via The Register

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Dave Walker