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.