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by Mike Masnick

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extradition, hollywood, richard o'dwyer, uk


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.

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jul 2012 @ 6:34am

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    and, besides, it is my every right to freely copy, remix (or not), and redistribute anything that is broadcasted over public airwaves however and wherever I want. It is my every right to freely broadcast whatever I want over public airwaves without having the government doing anything. The government wrongfully grants a monopoly over both the content and the distribution channels. That needs to change. Abolish government established broadcasting and cableco monopolies being used for commercial purposes. and make it legal for anyone to freely copy, remix, and redistribute anything that is broadcasted. You don't want your content copied then keep it off of public property.

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