A Derbyshire computer student who is fighting extradition to the United States has had his appeal hearing delayed.
Richard O'Dwyer from Bolsover is wanted by American authorities who have accused him of breaching copyright laws by creating a website that linked users to pirated films and tv shows.
An appeal against his extradition order was due to be heard in July, but it will not now happen until October at the earliest.
A student from Chesterfield, who's challenging an extradition order to the United States where he's facing copyright charges, has taken his fight to parliament. Richard O'Dywer set up a website which offered links to pirated movies and TV programmes.
Today he met the MP Keith Vaz who chairs the Home Affairs committee which has raised concerns about the extradition process. Alison Mackenzie sent this report.
Richard O'Dwyer will meet Keith Vaz MP today to discuss O'Dwyer's extradition to the USA. He is due to stand trial there accused of breaching copyright laws by creating a website linking users to pirated films. Mr Vaz has been a vocal critic of the UK's extradition treaty.
Dates have been set for an appeal hearing against the extradition of Sheffield computer student Richard O'Dwyer to America.
O'Dwyer's due to stand trial accused of breaching copyright laws by creating a website linking users to pirated films. His extradition's been approved by the Home Secretary. He faces up to ten years in jail if convicted in the US.
The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee is recommending major amendments to the 2003 US-UK Extradition Treaty.
A human rights group has condemned the planned extradition of a student accused of copyright infringement.Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said Richard O'dwyer and his family were "swept up in the injustice of instant extradition"
Richard O’Dwyer faces ten years in jail if convicted by a US court after prosecutors accused him of breaking copyright law by providing access to pirated material online via his website TVShack.
An event in support of the student is being held at Sheffield University this evening.