Richard O’Dwyer extradition prevents piracy agreement signed in New York
The case of Richard O’Dwyer has come to an end, after the 24-year old traveled from England to New York to sign an agreement with U.S. lawyers which agreed to pay 20,000 pounds ($ 32,000 USD), which will be used to ” pay victims whose copyright was infringed by TVShack. ” We’ll see if that is true .
O’Dwyer was arrested in October 2010 to maintain a site that linked to other websites or services where you could get movies or TV shows illegally. TVShack not staying any of these materials, only linking. The case escalated when the United States requested the extradition of O’Dwyer England to be tried for this “crime” in this country, even though the young man was English, lived all his life in the UK, and its site was hosted in U.S.
The fear is that in theory, anyone sharing a link protected content, but not staying, may eventually be extradited to U.S.
In March, Interior Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May approved the extradition. However, O’Dwyer’s lawyers managed to close a deal with its U.S. counterpart to avoid this process, which could have ended with up to 10 years in prison for the young.
In addition to the payment of money, the agreement requires that Richard not infringe copyright again in the future. To complete the deal, O’Dwyer was due in U.S. to hear the words and sign, a process that took only a few minutes.
After the procedure, O’Dwyer told The Guardian that “I still think I did not commit any crime. It really is a shame that the UK government has not tried to solve this without us we had to come up here. “
Although the matter is now settled, it was not easy for the family of O’Dwyer. “It was very stressful and destructive to life, really. It ruins your finances, ruin your relationships and causes stress, “said the boy’s mother, Julia O’Dwyer. Also publicly thanked those who supported their cause.
Link: Richard O’Dwyer Extradition Battle Piracy in New York Court Ended (TorrentFreak)Tags: Copyright, Labels, Richard O'Dwyer, TVShack, U.S., United Kingdom