The founder of Wikipedia wants the Home Secretary to stop the extradition of a man from the Midlands to the US on copyright charges.
A mother from Chesterfield has taken part in a protest at Downing Street to challenge an order extraditing her son to the US
A student facing extradition to the US after he allegedly infringed copyright laws says he fears being held in a maximum security jail.
The university undergraduate Richard O'Dwyer has reached an agreement to avoid extradition to the US, the High Court has heard.
He's facing allegations of copyright infringement.
O'Dwyer created a website which helped people watch films and TV shows for free online.
There could be fresh hope today for Richard O'Dwyer and his family, after the Home Secretary said she would withdraw the extradition order against Gary McKinnon - the man accused of computer hacking.
Richard O'Dwyer, from Chesterfield, currently faces extradition to the US, accused of infringing copyright laws.
He allegedly earned thousands of pounds through advertising on the TVShack website before it was closed down by US authorities.
Today, his mother Julia O'Dwyer congratulated Gary McKinnon's mother, saying the decision was 'nothing more than [the family] deserve x '
Home Secretary Theresa May described the McKinnon case as a "difficult and exceptional case".
A student from Chesterfield who is challenging an extradition order to the United States where he is facing copyright charges has taken his fight to parliament. Richard O'Dwyer 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.
A student from Chesterfield who is facing extradition to the United States to face copyright charges is to lobby the the Leicester East MP Keith Vaz at Westminster today.
It follows the signing of the extradition order by Home Secretary Theresa May earlier this year.
Richard O'Dwyer set up TVshack.Net, a website offering links to pirated films and television programmes.
His equipment was seized by the US authorities with the support of British police back in November 2010.
The Americans want him to stand trial for breaching copyright laws in the US.
They say that the student raised almost £150,000 in advertising on the site which has now been shut down.
Keith Vaz MP chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee and will meet Richard O'Dwyer and his mother Julia this afternoon.
A petition challenging the extradition order has now raised more than 20,000 signatures.
Richard O'Dwyer claims that to provide links to websites is not an offence under British law so therefore he does not believe he should face a trial in America.
There is growing concern cross party concern about the whole extradition process which was established by a treaty back in 2003.
The liberal democrat President Tim Farron has described the bid for Mr O'Dwyer's extradition as 'ludicrous'.
Richard O'Dwyer and his mother say they will never give up their legal challenge.
A student from Chesterfield is going to appeal against a Home Office decision to extradite him to the United States.
American authorities want him to go on trial in the US for copyright infringement.
Yesterday the Home Office approved the request but Richard's mother says they'll continue to fight the decision.
– Ukip leader Nigel Farage
"This is appalling news and once again shows that our Government seems more than happy to hand over its citizens to the US without a care in the world.