Have You Got Your License Yet?

The BFI National Archive Channel, presents hundreds of free films from the BFI National Archive. This silent one caught our attention. We are not against piracy. We are not for it either. This was made to issue thinly-veiled threats to pirate radios that weren’t paying their license fee. Tropical film company, used it as a propaganda tool and audience attraction to the end of the war.  Presumably the humiliation of being depicted as a chimpanzee was enough to persuade miscreants to pay up – later campaigns would resort to far more direct threats.

0 mins, 44 s, BBC, 1923.

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