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 @ 2:41pm

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    O'Dwyer knew that he was facilitating infringement, the violation of other people's rights.

    Who are these victims you speak of that think a student who made a site for users to provide links should be extradite as a criminal?
    Who are these victims you mention that think it is his fault when he is not liable for any content linked to?
    Who are these victims you cry about that have their rights violated when someone post a link of infringing content?
    Who are these victims you sympathize that could not withstand the pain and suffering deeply from a html link?
    Who are these victims you defend that believe a UK citizen should have been aware of foreign laws when UK laws says what he did was legal in his country?
    Who are these victims you support that think he deserves to be away from his family oversea and possibly serve in prison on foreign soil?

    I'm most certain that at least 90% of the people doesn't fit the description of your so-call victim.

    He chose to do this while profiting from it. Classic criminal.

    One more time.
    Who are these victims that are stupid enough to think O'Dwyer is making a 'large' revenue out of banner ads?

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