Let's look at the whole paragraph instead of taking a sentence out of context:-Not only did I read it, I quoted it. Try reading your own post, muppet.
The one in which you say: ”Therefore the law compels you to tell TVL something, the outcome for not so-doing risks criminal prosecution.” in response to my comment (effectively saying @ScaleyAlbereto does not need to tell TVL that he doesn’t need a licence) that there is no law compelling anybody to tell TVL anything.“
here’s an aide memoir should you need it...
Forget the requirement to have a TV licence for certain activities, that is not contentious - just focus on your comment above and your assertion that the law compels people to tell TVL something or risk ‘criminal prosecution’
"The law requires that you have a licence if you watch/record live TV or use iPlayer on wired or mains-powered devices. Therefore the law compels you to tell TVL something, the outcome for not so-doing risks criminal prosecution. "
I've bolded the bit you left out.
So, once more for the thick twat at the back of the class: in the stated circumstance the law compels you to tell TVL [by applying for a licence]. Ergo the law does in fact compel you to "talk to TV Licensing." If in the stated circumstance you do not apply for a licence you do in fact risk prosecution.