Australia Won't Extradite Drink-Or-Die Leader To US
from the need-more-proof dept
Australia has decided not to extradite Hew Raymond Griffiths, who is wanted in the US for his roll in the “Drink-or-Die” warez group – which is accused of running a big software piracy ring. It seems that (once again) the case came down to a question of jurisdiction, and the judge wondered why he should be sent to the US when he was never there, and any potential “crime” he committed was done in Australia. In another article on the ruling, the reporter points out that there were serious questions about what were the specific crimes Griffiths was to be charged with.