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 @ 12:42pm

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    US laws for a UK citizen? Hmm, seems morally wrong.

    What UK laws? And all for links? No property, real or imaginary was used.

    Sorry, I cannot go with you on this trip and stay on the high road. I know you think you are cheering for victims but, when laws have to be misapplied and no property was even used by the UK citizen, I think you are supporting a wrong.

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