12/05/2009

Enforcement Report | Ofcom

Enforcement Report | Ofcom

In 2008 Ofcom fined broadcasters almost £7.83m for breaches of the broadcasting code, companies were fined over £100,000 for breaking the rules on silent calls and 28 people were prosecuted for illegally broadcasting (pirate radio).

The money of course goes to the UK treasury and not to Ofcom and several of these fines have come from public broadcasters who get their money from the public in the first place - so they end up as a tax to the consumer.

Ofcom could probably prosecure many more pirate radio stations, it's just too much like hard work and they only go after the big ones.
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