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Pirate site student pays US £20k

A student who ran a website where users could stream pirated films has paid £20,000 to US authorities to avoid jail. Richard O'Dwyer travelled to the US voluntarily after spending two years challenging whether he should be extradited to face charges.

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O'Dwyer 'very happy' extradition ordeal is over

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.

– Mr O'Dwyer's lawyer, Ben Cooper

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