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, 7 Jul 2012 @ 12:43pm

    I look forward to the day the Corrupt Governments find their Dirty Laundry aired to the public.
    O'Dwyer did nothing wrong under the Laws of his Nation and never hosted anything on his site.
    It is wrong of our US Gov to pick on this young man.
    If allowed to happen without speaking up against it will be a crime.Next thing up they will come for any of you and they will attack google and any other search engine that hosts no files.
    US Gov your day is coming soon so beware !!!

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