"What Richard O’Dwyer did may not have been sensible or praiseworthy, but it is highly doubtful as to whether he broke any British law. And yet he could end up serving up to ten years in an American high-security prison.
"The 23-year-old Sheffield undergraduate faces extradition to the U.S. after the ruling of a British judge last week under the 2003 Extradition Act.
"Mr O’Dwyer set up the TVShack website in his digs which, American prosecutors allege, hosts links to pirated copyrighted films and television programmes. He made an estimated £147,000 in advertising revenue over three years."
BBC: 'Piracy' student Richard O'Dwyer loses extradition case
"A Sheffield student can be extradited to the US to face copyright infringement allegations, a judge has ruled.
"Richard O'Dwyer, 23, set up the TVShack website which US authorities say hosts links to pirated copyrighted films and television programmes.
"The Sheffield Hallam University student lost his case in a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
"If found guilty in a US court he could face up to five years in jail.
"Mr O'Dwyer's lawyer, Ben Cooper, indicated during the hearing that he would appeal against the ruling.
"Mr Cooper said the website did not store copyright material itself and merely directed users to other sites, making it similar to Google."
For fucks sake.