Saw this coming
Too many people angry at the intimidation tactics of the Beeb's bully boys: WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!
Yeah, and I know your detector vans tech doesn't exist.
Remember that little campaign? It was around the time that the internet started and information was getting out about your operation.
Keep harassing me. I'm keeping all the letters as evidence. I also assume you are using RIPA to have me followed by private detectives. As well as monitoring my internet activity. Good luck. If I find this out, I'll post it everywhere to let all the taxpayers at the Daily Mail get more apoplectic (than they are already).
I watch iPlayer now and again, but to be honest there are so many more interesting and educational things on youtube (yes really - it's not all cat vids, but those are nice too).
These are the three things that have changed the game for you dear Auntie:
1: The aforementioned bully boy business with regard to collecting your fees.
2: The institutionalised blind eyes and looking the other way with regard to abuse of minors.
3; The propaganda. Though to be fair, those on the right, think you lean to the left, and those that dress to the left think you lean to right. Can't please all the people all the time I suppose. Doesn't matter anyway, it's all brainwashing.
By all means get heavy and send the big boys around. Not a lot I can do about that. I'd liked to have beaten the crap out of those five yoots dat mugged me, but unfortunately, it wasn't to be.
What irks me most though, is this sense of entitlement as if you have some kind of pre-ordained primatur from God himself. Get over it. The party's over. It's nothing personal. It's just the internet. Things move on. Attitudes change.
Try strongarm tactics if you like but that is what has lost you any good will you had in the first place. It's a shame, because yes, you were the best, the most professional organisation of its kind in the 20th Century. I for one, will be sad to see you go. I hope you can mend your wicked ways and adapt, mutate, survive. But I don't hold my breath.
But honestly, I would love to see you take all that expertise and do something great with it. If you showed more integrity I would voluntarily pay a small fee to see you go on to the 21st Century. But I'm funny like that. Most people don't donate to donationware, I'm an exception. Why not pare down and stop paying those idiots multi million figures (I'm looking at you Graham Norton, the most unfunny person in Father Ted and the only stain on its good name). It gives people the impression that you really are a propaganda mind control arm of the psychological operations arm of secret government to dumb down the masses.
[A Ghost takes his specially adapted tin foil colander off his head, safe in the knowledge that it's only needed when dealing with the Beeb, just in case they actually have mind detectors in those supposed TV detector vans (you cant' be too careful)]