Copyright Infringement: British Man Makes Deal To Avoid Extradition To U.S.

By | Wednesday November 28, 2012 @ 10:36pm PST

A British student who faced extradition to the U.S. and a possible prison term over a web site he created for sharing TV shows and movies has struck a deal, BBC reports. Richard O’Dwyer, of Sheffield in northern England, … Read More »

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Copyright Infringement: Order Signed In U.K. For TVShack Host’s Extradition To U.S.

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 11:31am PDT

Richard O’Dwyer could become the first British citizen to be extradited to the US on a copyright offense. In 2010, the now 23-year-old came under fire for hosting TVShack, a website that listed links to sites where users could access movies and TV shows – although it did not host any content itself. In January of this year, it was reported that he was facing possible extradition to the US on charges of copyright infringement pending a decision by Britain’s Home Secretary, Theresa May. May has now signed the extradition order after having “carefully considered all relevant matters,” according to a spokesperson, UK media report. The case was brought by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which claims TVShack earned more than $230,000 in advertising revenue before it was seized. O’Dwyer previously said he undertook the site as a project to improve his skills and job marketability and that the ad sales were to cover server fees. In January, his attorney said O’Dwyer had done nothing more than Google or Yahoo search engines. O’Dwyer would be extradited under the 2003 Extradition Act that has been criticized for being one-sided. For the UK to extradite someone from the US, Read More »

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Copyright Infringement: British Man Faces Extradition To U.S.

By | Friday January 13, 2012 @ 9:39pm PST

A 23-year-old British student faces possible extradition to the United States for trial on charges of copyright infringement for hosting a website that pointed visitors to illegal download sites. Richard O’Dwyer’s website TV Shack listed links to other websites where users could access movies and TV shows but did not … Read More »

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