Richard O'Dwyer

Support for Richard O'Dwyer

The founder of Wikipedia throws his support behind a campaign seeking to block the extradition of a student based in Sheffield to the US.

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Appeal hearing delayed

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.

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Extradition battle continues

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.

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