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Comment It's way different in Germany (Score 1) 663

I would be suspectful of any kind of voucher system that ties my location and other personal information to my presumed consumption of digital television.

Of course this a data mining dream come true, but there is another factor. Granting licenses (FCC->Broadcaster) in Germany has the following outcome: There is a "company" known as the GEZ (Gebühreneinzugszentrale) that regulates Joe Public's consumption of the media (radio, television, computer with internet) and demands a monthly payment of fees from Joe Public. This money then trickles down to the media distributors. No, pay -> go to court. Pay fine, pay fee.

I would DEFINITELY read the fine print on any application for such a voucher...

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