Charles Moore, who previously edited The Daily Telegraph, refused to pay the £142.50 fee in reaction to Brand's BBC Radio 2 show in 2008, in which he and Ross left an obscene message on the answerphone of former Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs.
Writing in the newspaper, Moore confirmed that he was fined yesterday as Hastings magistrates' court after being found guilty of "using a colour television receiver without a licence". His protest was also dismissed as having "no mental element" on the case.
Over 25,000 complaints were submitted to the BBC following transmission of The Russell Brand Show in October 2008. The corporation subsequently apologised for the programme's "unacceptable and offensive" nature.
Brand immediately tendered his resignation from Radio 2, while Ross announced in January 2010 that he would leave his reported £6m-a-year BBC deal in the summer after a 13-year stint at the corporation.
However, Moore said that he considered licence fee "disobedience" as the only way to truly register his protest against the situation. Rather than paying the £142.50 cost when it came up for renewal, he instead paid the sum to charity Help the Aged "out of respect for Andrew Sachs".
TV Licensing told him that he had no "legal permission" to withhold payment of the licence fee, which led to an eventual court summons.
"It was against my conscience, I told the magistrates, to be made to pay for the weird ideology which thinks that cruel jokes by Ross are justified because they 'push the boundaries'. This would be a good matter to test in the High Court," said Moore.
Later, he added: "Yesterday in Hastings, a young single mother was tried for the same offence as mine. She had a baby in a pushchair, and I agreed with the clerk to let her case go first, so that she could get out in time to fetch her other children out of school.
"I can see no justice and no humour in a situation where people like her are punished, so that people like Ross can get his £6 million."
Last year, former BBC director general Greg Dyke recommended that the licence fee should be scrapped to save over £100m a year in administration costs.