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British Founder of TVShack, Extradited to U.S. to Face Piracy Charges

Written on March 15, 2012 by Lulu

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Richard O’Dwyer, the British Founder of TVShack, Faces Extradition to Face Piracy Charges

, a British student who founded by the video-streaming site .net, has been ordered by a U.K. judge to be extradited to the United States to face his case of .

U.S. authorities claim that his site hosted links to copyrighted and pirated videos, earning up to $250,000 USD by advertising illegal content.

O’Dwyer’s mother tells BBC that this ruling is not fair.

“If Richard appears to have committed a crime in this country — then try him in this country. Instead, the home secretary wants to send him thousands of miles away and leave him languishing … in a U.S. jail…”

O’Dwyer will be extradited to the U.S. to face his charges filed against him by the American authorities, though he is a resident of the United Kingdom. He could face up to 10 years in Jail, if found guilty.

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