After two UK regional police forces refused to supply information on the number of people cautioned, fined or arrested for simply watching illegal streams, this weekend it emerged that Greater Manchester Police received the same request and actually responded. For the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, the number of people cautioned, fined and/or arrested for simply watching illegal streams was…..zero.
Last Friday, we reported on two Freedom of Information Act requests directed at two regional police forces in the UK.
In almost identical requests, which appear to have been filed by the same person, Wiltshire Police and West Yorkshire Police were asked eight questions relating to enforcement measures taken against suppliers, distributors, and consumers of illegal streaming services.
Both police forces said that no information was readily accessible, adding that it would take so long to retrieve information manually that the estimated costs…