Poll Shows Only 9% Of UK Public Think Richard O'Dwyer Should Be Extradited

from the will-of-the-people dept

A poll conducted in the UK has found that only 9% of those surveyed agreed that student Richard O'Dwyer should be extradited to face criminal charges in the US for creating TVShack, a site that let people link to videos hosted elsewhere. So far, the government has been ignoring public cries not to allow the extradition, but this poll really seems to suggest that the public is not too keen on shipping O'Dwyer overseas.
Only 9% of the British public believe he should face trial in the US for his actions, according to the YouGov research. The largest group, 46%, said O'Dwyer should not be prosecuted at all, while 26% felt he should be tried in the UK.
At some point, something has to give. The UK Home Office can't keep pretending that this is a minor issue that it can brush under the rug to keep the American government (and Hollywood) happy.

Filed Under: extradition, hollywood, richard o'dwyer, uk
Companies: tvshack


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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Jul 2012 @ 4:26pm

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    This has been explained to you so many times that you must be not understanding it on purpose. Yes, he is liable in the U.S. for breaking U.S. law while not in the U.S. What makes us look like thugs is not prosecuting little punk shits like O'Dwyer. Finally, you piratical douches are getting your comeuppance. Smells like victory. And watching all the little Techdirt cockroaches squirming at this story is just music to my ears.

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