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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > File-sharer’s Extradition Case is Over

File-sharer’s Extradition Case is Over

File-sharer’s Extradition Case is Over

Added: Monday, December 17th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
The 24-year-old UK student Richard O’Dwyer has welcomed the end of an American court case following charges over copyright violation. Richard was threatened with a jail sentence in the United States after launching the TVShack site which provided its members with links to pirated movies and other content. O’Dwyer has now had charges dropped, but he was ordered by the court to pay a £20,000 fine.

The student said he was happy that the lawsuit had now drawn to an end, but pointed out that he wished the British government had prevented the legal proceedings from going that far. O’Dwyer announced he was very happy that the case was finally over with, and claimed that he still believed he had never committed any crime. The student appreciated that the United States has decided to drop the case against him.

Julia O’Dwyer, Richard’s mother, has carried out a campaign to make her son’s case public. She also said that she wished the British government had stopped legal proceedings from getting to that stage. In fact, the student had faced a few years of prison time over TVShack portal. He was accused of profiting by more than $230,000 from providing links to copyright violating content. In November he agreed to voluntarily appear in a court of the United States to face charges.

In the meantime, another UK citizen, Gary McKinnon, was told he would remain in the United Kingdom following a 10-year battle against extradition to the United States after searching for evidence of aliens on classified US networks. UK Home Secretary Theresa May decided to block extradition after a lengthy appeal to keep him in the country on health grounds.

Nevertheless, there’s been fierce criticism over the extradition agreement which existed between the United Kingdom and the United States. MPs have criticized the arrangement that is considered unequal in allowing relatively easy extradition only to the United States, but not in the other direction.

According to consumer right groups, despite the positive conclusion of O’Dwyer case, it illustrates that there are underlying changes which need to be made in order to prevent similar instances occurring in future. They claim that the law needs to be changed, because this ruling can’t mean that others won’t face similar charges in future.

December 17th,2012

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Date:  Monday, December 17th, 2012

Comments (20) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-12-17 14:35:18)
bricktop5 avatarIf the Americans want to police the world then can they help me recover my bike? It was stolen from my shed yesterday. Thanks.

posted by (2012-12-17 20:24:03)
TrojanMouse avatar^^ @1

LOL, great comment!

posted by (2012-12-17 21:42:21)
No avatar"24-year-old UK student" how is a UK resident subject to US LAW? even tho there is no infringing happening.

posted by (2012-12-17 21:58:28)
EViLKiLLZ avatarmovie companies still make millions why are they so greedy i hope they push ppl to the point where they don't buy anything they make sick of the corrupt and shady tactics

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-18 01:04:06)
Embolism avatar@clamo he is a uk citizen but the charges referred to links on the w.w.w and to copyrighted material from the USA so they pulled their gracie card and used the extradition treaty to extract him to the USA for trial which was allowed by the home office who are up the Americans derrière,such extraditions rarely are reciprocated by the Americans whom we have all sorts of dealings with behind the scenes including leasing MOD satellites for communication monitoring to allow them to monitor us and the E.U,since there obviously was no Germane intelligence that proved he intentionally set out to breach copyright but merely posted links which then were downloaded by the cognisance of others he was just fined for the posting of said links and not the resulting downloads since he never uploaded any content.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-18 01:13:54)
Embolism avatarIt could well be argued that the same could be said of project free tv and others which posts links to films and tv series since said sites hosts no content but links to same although their servers are generally outside of the jurisdiction of the Good ole USA and as such are free from persecution and prosecution by the corporate fascists running America today,whereas our student friend made the mistake of doing the same but from within the jurisdiction of our lick-spittle English government.

posted by Girl (2012-12-18 20:26:16)
Cradle avatarlawsuits in the US has suffered a severe blow to a thus far lucrative business. Among other things, New York Judge Gary Brown explains in great detail why an IP-address is not sufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers. According to the Judge this lack of specific evidence means that many alleged BitTorrent pirates have been wrongfully accused by copyright holders.. now i can see were a few will say that you should be responsible for your wifi. but if someone breaks into my home and steals my gun then uses it in a crime. im not responsible. so why when my wifi is stolen. i have been to many yard sales seeing all kinds of items sold. i remember when vhs was around ad you could copy movies, caset tapes to copy music. or the pencil/pen to copy a poem from a book. i think America/US has more. getting all kinds of spy satalites orbiting then any other country. stealing all kinds of private information. i say once something becomes public. then that is what it is public

posted by Girl (2012-12-18 20:52:14)
Cradle avatarI think the movie theater should be moe diligent, then from the theater it should go straight to cable. i think thatones that do this should use better key words. other then words like Pirated. if you realy feel like what you are doing is not wrong then your adds and speach should reflect it. im not big on downloading torrents. not that i think its wrong. main reason i dont think the music ad movies these days are even worth the time. my best friend lives next door. she has been un employed for many months now. not that she is lazy. mainly due to the economy in america. so i let her use my wifi. is she downlaoding stuff? yes. she spends all week looking for work. using what money she has or can borrow to cover he BS gas prices to go out and look for work. so at the end of the week when she is sadden we will download a movie. something up lifting or to ake her mind off this shitty country we now live in. i read about some 7 year old girl who dl a song and the goverment went after her for copyright issues. OMG she is 7. maybe she cant afford it maybe that artist is her most favorite and she just had to listen to it. to put a smile on her face. i think its time for the world as a whole to rethink things. stop worring about the little things. tak all that damnmoney you waiste on lawsuits and lets feed the children around the world................CRADLE

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-18 22:26:11)
Embolism avatarreminds me of the 9 year old finish girl who was arrested recently for infringement and put in handcuffs ,totally ridiculous and where do they draw the line my son was on computers age4 and could`ve easily been able to download around 5 years old he is now 15 and can write code from scratch in notebook so where is the line against piracy and culpability to be drawn,IP addresses as you say have been ruled out as proof positive of wrong doing but on the premise of an IP address a Judge will order a search warrant if you are suspected of downloading.Meanwhile it appears that mobile downloading is the way to go although do not use a phone that is under contract and steal your wifi from an open access point so you are not discovered.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-18 23:35:17)
Embolism avataralso make sure phone is not under contract i.e a burner .

posted by (2012-12-19 02:04:47)
No avatar@Embolism: if you read the DMCA and US copyright law....it does state that NO international law shall be broken for an extradition. just like the MU case some were broken. and BTW linking to W W W is NOT against the law in the US, EVEN to copyrighted works. so the US broke laws so the MPAA could prosecute the man. yep typical of the US/MPAA to do such a thing.

posted by (2012-12-19 17:42:07)
qualisar avatarTo get out of any court case just say this is not admiralty law and ignore summons by courts which are only actually requesting you appear but they always capitalize the name and since capitalization is not you ignore.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-19 19:09:13)
Embolism avatar@Clamo no international laws were broken for the extradition since the USA has an existing extradition treaty with the UK and posting American copyrighted material or links to same through uk servers is illegal whether providing content or not,the fact that he posted no content only links was why he only received a fine if he had posted content he would have been sentenced for breach of International copyright .

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-19 19:12:36)
Embolism avatar@Qualisar Admiralty Law does not apply if land based if you wish to set up a server in international waters outside the Jurisdiction of any individual country on a ship e.g Radio Caroline it would apply and its called maritime law not admiralty since admiralty applies to ships within the service of the crown e.g Naval ships.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-19 19:32:38)
Embolism avatar@Clamo not familiar with the MU case although in the taking down of Demonoid servers and confiscation of their servers information within the Ukraine it must be said no laws were broken either since the Goverment were bought off by the USA and no complaint was filed by those operating the server.
If you refer to Kim and some previous posts I made at the beginning of his case you will see that I am aware of international law and the malfeasance perpetrated by the USA in its witch Hunts which are not new by any stretch of the imagination since we had all this back in 2005 with loki torrents etc,it is just the good ole litigious USA flexing its muscles since they have to explain to committees why they expend billions on international surveillance and control and show results offering up a few lambs while the sheep carry on grazing in the field.In Kims case he will walk and no doubt get substantial damages for the illegal manner in which he was arrested the prior long term surveillance and other issues pertaining to the charges themselves which given the circumstances hold no water.

posted by Girl (2012-12-19 21:00:51)
Cradle avatari read somewhere that the demoniod tracker is back up. and last time they went down the tracker came up then a few wekks/months later the site was back up.

but i dont see how downloading something from a public site is illegal. i know its a law some coyright infringment thing that some lobbyist from the mpaa and riaa spread all over congress to protect the rich. but congress cuts social security, cuts unemployment claims, the republican controlled senate bashes Obama for wanting to tax the rich. In 1994, Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
The law prohibited individuals from possessing assault weapons. let me point out the Clinton is a Democrat. But in 2004, this law expired and was not renewed. President George W. Bush opposed extension of the law,
and the Republican-controlled Congress agreed. Since then, efforts in Congress to reinstate the law have been unsuccessful and have not even come for a vote. now Bush a Republican. (oh wait it gets better) in 2005, Bush signed a law that shields gun makers from being sued.
The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act is also commonly referred to as the "Gun Protection Act."
The law dismissed all current claims against gun manufacturers in both federal and state courts
and pre-empted future claims. Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 children and six adults in a rampage at a Connecticut elementary school just this past month used a AR15 Assult riffle. my point is the USA is not the home of the free any more. it is made for ran buy and pamperd to the rich. time for a new Revolution in US

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-20 03:34:51)
Embolism avatarServers go down through closures but come back online through other countries,what some do not realise is that data is collected from closed sites as when shut down forensics are done on servers to get logs of data containing IP addresses as well as lists of registered users.
The ideas of using a decentralised method of torrenting which bypasses servers is not a new concept it goes back to 2004-2005 and as some will know I was instrumental in such development @sourceforge.net 2004/2005 under one of my other nicks,subsequently in Azureus <Parg> Paul Graham did the DHT plugin for Azureus as well as a few other concepts which are now in the program looking forward to the day when we would have to go mobile since sitting targets on static PC`s in a domestic scenario.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-20 03:44:21)
Embolism avatarThe same DHT plugin is available to use through 99% of all filesharing clients today .

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-21 18:20:11)
Embolism avatar#16 the revolution has been here for years its just that people have`nt woken up to it yet and it will never be guns that change the planet but the way in which the populace use them, guns and bullets don`t kill people its people that kill people a gun is a tool.
In England people have the same right to posses guns as in the USA although you have to be registered to a gun club and shoots have to be marshalled by landowner as well as having had a clean record with the man for 10 years and a safe to keep it in so that safety and controlled usage is implemented allowing the young or mentally impaired to possess a firearm is ludicrous.
Better that the real revolution is in constructive rather than destructive uses of science to paraphrase Einstien when he talked about nuclear power and the A bomb.
His actual words were Constructive madness is called Genius,Destructive madness is Lunacy.

posted by Blocked (2012-12-26 22:15:02)
o2david avatarSounds fishy - like the Vatican executed him.
You all realise this is legal.
Watch for snipers when offering sugar to your freinds.
This honeypot is just evil. Everyone is pending for a bending.

Next thing we realise a floosy German chick calls herself General and your lost with no escape with people whom know they will not survive, ever.
That's life, forever and count the next one if your re-incarnated.



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