In that case the key and the encrypted data are essentially equivalent. Thus handing over the key would be the same thing as handing over the data. I don't think the nature of the encryption should be regarded as important - and since the key is stored in his memory handing over the key is exactly equivalent to self incrimination.
Having said that I don't think the court used legal precedent and logic to arrive at their conclusions - I think they attempted to use them to justify a conclusion that they had predetermined.
Doesn't the BBC get it's money from TV's people have. If you have no TV you pay nothing, but if you do, you pay for each one you have?
No you only pay one licence regardless of how many TV's you have.
Commercials don't bother me at all. That's what a DVR is for, to just skip them all. Hell now with my Tivo Roamio and it's new update I can hit the green button once and it'll skip them all and start right at the end of all the commercials. I get my TV with a Antenna and so pay ZERO for TV service per month!!!
BBC don't have any ads at all - I guess that is the difference. Maybe the BBC is a kind of happy accident that has largely avoided toeing the governmnt line despite being publicly funded.
What bothered me was that the arguments you made were very reminiscent of the Murdoch press' attempts to bring down the BBC - when of course the Murdoch press is more biased than just about any other mainstream media outlet.
. That means it is financed by every German household with a part of the mandatory payment of about €20 per household and month Like the BBC then. The function of these channels is to keep the provate channels honest - without them the private channels fill up with ads at an annoyance level that is beyond funny as I rediscover anytime I watch television outside the UK.
The real risk with the publicly funded channels is government interference - and since this particular video is also taking a sideswipe at Merkel I don't think there seems to be a problem there.