I was not refering to you personly. Maybe I should have said any country instead of anybody. Of course if you pay the licence fee you are entitled to recieve the british stations but if you are able to recieve them abroad then so can anybody who does not pay the licence fee. Satellite can be recieved anywhere and you do pay to recieve it, nobody can recieve it without payment, including anybody in foreign countries.
Just for the sake of throwing another spanner into the debate, I'm a Brit living in the Republic of Ireland (Co. Donegal), near the N.I. border, and only pay for an Irish TV licence. With a decent ariel, we can get 'spillover' transmission from N.I (the 4 main UK TV stations, and BBC Radio 1,2,3&4 & Radio Ulster).
I'm a Londoner and can feel a bit cut off here, and this helps. The UK transmissions presumably cover circular areas, which just happen to cross the border in some places. Do some of you think I should avoid the UK stations that my dial (or remote control) finds? Or do you agree with me that it would just be a waste and wouldn't benefit anybody?