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TVShack admin avoids extradition to the U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Nov 2012 0:01 User comments (8)

TVShack admin avoids extradition to the U.S. In March, we reported that 23-year-old British student Richard O'Dwyer was set to be extradited to the U.S. to face multiple copyright infringement charges, despite never having been to the country.
O'Dwyer was the former owner and creator of TVShack, and his plight will have set an unfortunate precedence in the UK, as others in the future could likely have faced similar charges. O'Dwyer, according to UK law, is completely innocent, but he is not so in the U.S.

TVShack was a streaming link aggregator site that hosted no content itself but linked to third-party sites, (like Megavideo), where users could stream unauthorized TV and movies for free.

This week, the student has struck a deal to avoid extradition that will only require him to pay a nomial fine. O'Dwyer will now voluntarily travel to the U.S. to sign the agreement.

In their original claim, the U.S. ICE claimed TVShack had made over $200,000 in advertising revenue from the site.

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8 user comments

129.11.2012 2:27

It's a trap!

229.11.2012 3:53

Originally posted by Azuran:
It's a trap!
HAhaha the new way the US get there man, you won a prize or just pay a few dollars. why can't he sign the thing at the US embassy as who pays for his trip to the US

329.11.2012 6:02

Originally posted by zxe45:
Originally posted by Azuran:
It's a trap!
HAhaha the new way the US get there man, you won a prize or just pay a few dollars. why can't he sign the thing at the US embassy as who pays for his trip to the US
HA!! When he gets off the plane they will immediately read him his rights and not arrest him. That way it will look good on camera. Then when he gets to the destination (Guantanamo LOL) thats when the wool will be pull from his eyes.

429.11.2012 8:48

Again, why is the government even involved in this, this is a civil case. Two completely independent entities fighting over a monetary claim, the very definition of civil law. Add to that he didn't break any "criminal" laws in either country. Extradition is meant for murders, war criminals, and those that flee the country for crimes. For god's sake hes not even American.

If I were the British I would consider this an act of war, attempting to kidnap a citizen of the queens empire should warrant sending in every red coat they have left.

529.11.2012 10:19

Originally posted by Qliphah:

If I were the British I would consider this an act of war, attempting to kidnap a citizen of the queens empire should warrant sending in every red coat they have left.
thats the major problem.usa says 1 of your citizens has broken our laws (not uk law) we want to bring him him and take advantage off him.uk says yes sir we will arrest him and send him over asap.

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630.11.2012 9:19

Going to be very interesting to see if they decided to charge him with something new once he hits us soil, no we didn't break our agreement, just we found something new to charge you with and as your already here it just makes it easy...

730.11.2012 12:56

Does anyone remember the deal the man made with Polanski
and failed to honour it .Not defending Ps actions , just
making a point .

When the old stars n stripes want you theres nowhere on earth
u can hide

82.12.2012 12:51

Originally posted by ruff469:
Originally posted by zxe45:
Originally posted by Azuran:
It's a trap!
HAhaha the new way the US get there man, you won a prize or just pay a few dollars. why can't he sign the thing at the US embassy as who pays for his trip to the US
HA!! When he gets off the plane they will immediately read him his rights and not arrest him. That way it will look good on camera. Then when he gets to the destination (Guantanamo LOL) thats when the wool will be pull from his eyes.
When he gets to Guantanamo they'll be pulling the wool down over his eyes. Then they'll tell him "just lean back, we want to wash your face for you".

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