The UK government was happy to allow Richard's extradition to proceed, just like they have with others similarly accused of conduct in Britain, committed without ever setting foot in the US.
The Government is using a rotten law which was designed to bring fugitive offenders back to the place where a crime was committed, not for outsourcing our criminal justice system to another jurisdiction.
I feel very sorry for those people and their families who have not been as lucky as ours and who are still suffering under this rotten extradition law.
Richard O'Dwyer's deal with the US is "a first" in extradition cases, his lawyer has said.
Under the agreement, O'Dwyer must pay US authorities £20,000 and not break any US laws, "associate only with law abiding people" and work regularly in a lawful occupation.
So far as we know this is a first in extradition cases - and a sensible solution for UK defendants faced with an ever-growing extra-territorial reach of US prosecutions.
I expect this mechanism will be used by UK defendants in future US extradition cases now the precedent has been established and at least until the Government introduces the promised forum amendment into the Extradition Act 2003.
Richard O'Dwyer is very happy to put this behind him. He has avoided extradition and will avoid a conviction.
The solution reached is pragmatic and allows Richard to finish his final year at university and get on with his studies at a crucial time in his life. We are grateful that the US recognised it was in everyone's interests to find a practical solution.
University undergraduate Richard O'Dwyer, who created a website which helped people watch films and TV shows for free, has reached an agreement to avoid extradition to the US over copyright infringement allegations, the High Court was told.
Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, says: "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."We saw this with my friend Chris Tappin, and now with Richard O'Dwyer.
"This treaty is totally one-sided and needs serious reform."Chris and Richard should be allowed to prove their innocence under British law in a British court, not taken on a plane to the other side of the world and thrown into an American jail.
"The Prime Minister should stop cosying up to president Obama and put British people first for once."