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Government To Close BBC iPlayer Loophole

The government will rush through legislation to close the "iPlayer loophole," which allows people to watch BBC shows on catch-up services without having a TV licence. After a speech at the Oxford Media Convention, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said closing the loophole could not wait for legislation was passed to renew the BBC's royal charter by the end of the year. Instead, it would be done "as soon as practicable" through secondary legislation that could be put before parliament as early as this summer.

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