UK: Web site owner to be extradited to US on copyright infringement charges

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January 15, 2012
Guardian [UK]    
Posted in News

"A judge ruled on Friday that a 23-year-old student can be extradited to the United States for running a website posting links to pirated TV shows and films, despite significant doubts over whether such sites break any UK laws. ... Richard O'Dwyer, a computing student at Sheffield Hallam University, faces a potential 10-year term in a US jail despite never having been to America or using web servers based in the country." [editor;'s note: Yes, you read that right. Not ven "hosted copyrighted material," but "posted links to copyrighted material." Apparently now it's illegal to point and say "hey, there's copyrighted material over there!" - TLK]  

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