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UK Handed British Sovereignty to Entertainment Industry

UK Handed British Sovereignty to Entertainment Industry

Added: Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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British Home Secretary seems to be sacrificing the life of a young British guy who committed no crime other than hacking off the content industry.


To be fair to the Home Secretary, she would send anyone abroad to face a kangaroo court if the authorities asked her. However, the case of Sheffield Hallam student Richard O’Dwyer is now widely known as a particularly unpleasant one. Under pressure from the entertainment industry, the United States has started criminalizing cases of piracy and using its legal system as a private police force for the Big Content. Unfortunately, this also involves enforcing content industry’s view about what can be referred to as a crime.

Now a sensible Home Secretary would look at the charges its citizen faces and question what he had done. The matter is that O’Dwyer, when he was 19, started an online service called TVshack.net. The website linked to places to watch TV shows and movies online. In the United Kingdom, by the way, this wasn’t a crime – the film companies complained and the CPS said it wasn’t worth pursuing. So the entertainment industry leaned on its tamed American cops to get an extradition on the British guy so he could face the full wrath of the American law.

In the United States O’Dwyer can go to jail for ten years for doing something that is legal in the United Kingdom. Of course, this created a bit of stink with the citizens who feel that the Home Secretary is ruining a guy’s life in order to keep the American government happy.

Worse still, an American citizen who carried out a crime in the United Kingdom wouldn’t be extradited back to face the music, which means that the United States is better at protecting its own citizens than the UK.

Meanwhile, the local media confirmed that Theresa May has told the House of Commons she wouldn’t revisit plans to extradite to the United States on copyright charges, because her mind was already made up.

Perhaps, the Home Secretary hopes that such approach will push her tough Margaret Thatcher style image, but in fact she just looks like a heartless careerist ready to sell her own grandmother if she thought she could look good on the cover of the Daily Mail.

So, Richard O’Dwyer’s only hope now is a court appeal. At the same time, Theresa May might find herself facing public support for O’Dwyer, because Wikipedia heads Jimmy Wales is already arranging an army of celebrities to take her on.

July 14th,2012

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Date:  Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Comments (18) (please add your comment »)

posted by Turtle (2012-07-14 20:07:22)
klempner69 avatarTeresa May is just a spineless plebb,but then again,so is Cameron et al...vile bunch of expense loving spongers,all with their snouts firmly in the trough.

posted by ET lover (2012-07-14 20:53:13)
COMPRENDeDEFUNCT avatari bet a vast number of file sharers in the uk are voters, this is not a clever stance on miss/mrs/ms May as she is not protecting her citizens, its not as if O'dwyer is a terrorist.
what goes round comes round. wouldnt it be funny if the tories lost an election to the pirate party uk. doubtful but one can live in hope.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-07-14 23:33:56)
Embolism avatarPeople are wrong to believe that the Americans losing the ACTA bill ,Trans Pacific Partnership bill etc means that the American fascists will stop using our Government to do their dirty work.
If anyone believes they are secure from the corporate fascists that run America then they need to actually look into the NSA/CIA global cyber strategy 2001-2011 it has been planned from day one and False flag op`s have backed bills to implement it ,100`s of millions spent developing it and even UK MOD satellites are leased by the Americans to handle spying on Europe as part of it,so to believe our Government will offer its citizens any protection from the Americans is wishful thinking,all MP`s want to get into bed with the Americans Tony Blair on 86,000 pounds a year was in office for 5 years and walked away with 25 million in Assets do you not think that is acquired by straight forward honest means and doing right by our citizens.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-07-14 23:38:45)
Embolism avatarMs May is compared to Margaret Thatcher in the report but she was not known as the Iron lady for nothing she told the Americans to shove it and the Russians when they tried to push England about but now we are being threatened with sanctions and even threats of troops we just capitulate and let them do what they like in their bullsh1te Cyber war.

posted by Xbox (2012-07-15 00:41:30)
SarazSlave avatarWow ! all i gota say 10years for that wat the hell?? i would read the rest but i gona go play sum cod mw3 lol thanks SAM

posted by (2012-07-15 02:33:46)
No avatarhi all sorry to bring this up but this is one of many resons that we that live in scotland want home rule to get away from this ( dirt on there shoe mentality ) and they have done this to us for decades treat us as second class members of the UK!!!! ( but we are in it together )well so they keeps trying to tell us and his lies make me sick

posted by Blocked (2012-07-15 03:37:11)
No avatarTheresa May is by far the dullest (in fact very stupidest) Home Secretary Britain has ever had the total misfortune to have had. I dare say she'd sell the roof over her head if it pleased the Yanks!

As stated Richard O’Dwyer has broken no UK law, yet she would hand him over to the media moguls in the States to have him flogged and put in some dire US jail for absolutely no purpose at all except pleasing Obama.

In a few short words Theresa May Stinks, as does David Cameron if he supports this totally treacherous act.

posted by (2012-07-15 12:32:56)
edddy avatarIt look like the U.K as become a U.S puppet

posted by Supermanimmortal (2012-07-15 13:03:56)
Big_A_Little_A avatar8 posted by edddy (2012-07-15 12:32:56) It look like the U.K as become a U.S puppet

Umm where have you been?? its been like that for the last 60 odd years!!!

posted by (2012-07-15 13:16:05)
No avatarIn respect to UK Legislation, let us not forget that Peter "Grand Poo-Bah of British Politics" Mandelson (ie from Gilbert and Sullivans Opera,The Mikadao, Poo-Bah represents A pompous ostentatious official, especially one who, holding many offices, fulfills none of them), swiftly introduced the insidious Digital Economy Bill, supported by complicit and deceitful Liberals, within the House of Lords, only for the law to eventually being passed into Law during the final stage of the Labour Government in 2010 during the process known as "Washup".

Of course - the Grand Pooh-Bah of British Politics was a failed politician from the House of Commons who had to resign at least twice, and who in 2009 was only promoted to the House of Lords when Gordon Brown (Labour Leader, successor to Tony Blair Prime Minister) was nearly ousted as Labour Leader. Consequently, the Grand Pooh-Bah of British Politics acquired more power than the successor to Tony Blair.

posted by Turtle (2012-07-15 13:30:10)
No avatarTheresa May wants so badly to be Margaret Thatcher 2: Heartless Hag. Somebody needs to shake her hand on a meet-and-greet at the same time they pull the pin on a grenade.

posted by ET lovermen (2012-07-15 13:44:19)
brods73 avatarthis will not happen, already people are planning things,if this goes proper major headline then she is f...

posted by (2012-07-15 15:06:05)
No avatarhm....if I did read this correctly the US has broken international peace treaties with the UK now, so technically we should be @ war. LoL

posted by (2012-07-15 17:29:49)
No avatarNot entirely true.. We can't deport non English people.. Plenty of racist, peadophile, murders from around the globe we have to pay for, but if you're English you will be sent packing without a fight.

posted by (2012-07-15 21:00:08)
nicano690 avatarwould she be so quick to sell her own son if it had been him
doubt full i live here in the uk and this makes me sick.
its bad enough we get screwed by our own goverment every day without them allowing everyone else to do it aswell could go on but whats the point
the sooner there's an election the better also as embolism said margret thatcher took no shite from other goverments these usless excuse for our saviors are all weak and dont have the balls to stand up to anyone. its a revolution we need to make them stand up and take note that they work for us and can be sacked and replaced if they dont do as there told by there employers (WE THE PEOPLE.)

posted by (2012-07-16 10:30:03)
NEMISIS2009 avatarDosnt Surprise me at all..The Goverment, be it labour, Tory or Liberal has no spine, balls or Intent.. Call it what you will but they will roll over whenever asked...Its a Disgrace and no she wouldn't if it was the son of someone prominent this would not happen.

posted by (2012-07-17 16:45:54)
k2atwork avatarWhats the point of using grenade think of the mess we would have and why pick on the poor grenade has it done anything to you "livensflame" it would be nice not to pick on Govenment of the UK but they are such a bunch of idiots you cant help yourself. christ we still owe them for f*ing the world economy along with the great US of A "A" standing for ASS thats a fannny to you yanks that read this

posted by (2012-07-18 01:34:53)
No avatarThe dafest thing about almost everyone of the above posts (from UK people) is that they have an option to help stop all of this crap but still choose to elect one of the main parties .. vote something like UKIP and get Britain back to a country controlling itself.

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