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Student to be extradited to US

A UK student, accused of infringing copyright laws, will be extradited to the US.

Richard O'Dwyer allegedly earned thousands of pounds through advertising on the TVShack website before it was closed down by US authorities.

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Home Office statement on student's extradition to US on fraud charges

On March 9 the Home Secretary, having carefully considered all relevant matters, signed an order for Richard O’Dwyer’s extradition to the US.

Richard O’Dwyer is wanted in the US for offences related to copyright infringement connected to the website.

“It is alleged that between December 2007 and June 2010, Mr O’Dwyer owned and operated which collected and catalogued links to websites containing illegal copies of copyrighted material including films, TV programmes and music. It is claimed he earned approximately £15,000 a month from advertising on the website.

“In June 2010, the US authorities seized the domain name Within one day, Mr O’Dwyer and a co-conspirator are alleged to have registered the new domain name and transferred the content from to the new website."

– The Home Office

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