The British Home Secretary, Theresa May, has approved the extradition to the United States of the 23-year-old student who created the TVShack website.
Richard O’Dwyer and his supporters were hoping that the UK government would intervene after a court ruled in January that Mr O’Dwyer could be extradited on charges of copyright infringement.
The TVShack website provided links to movies and television series, including content that breached copyright. According to media reports, the website earned the Sheffield Hallam University computing student more than $230,000 (£147,000) in advertising revenue before US authorities seized the domain in mid 2010.
Richard O’Dwyer’s mother accused the government of selling her son “down the river” by approving the…
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