UK Student Extradited to US for Copyright Infringement

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On Wednesday 14th March 2012, Richard O’Dwyer, a 23 year old student from Sheffield Hallam University was told that he will be extradited to the US on charges of copyright infringement.   Although Richard has not broken UK copyright laws, the Home Secretary Theresa May has approved the decision to send him to America where the copyright laws are tighter. 

Richard is accused of making £147,000 from providing links to copyright infringing material, including links to film and TV clips via his website TVShack.  

To hear Richard’s BBC interview click here.

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