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Student resisting extradition for copyright infringement

A student from South Yorkshire is due to find out on Friday whether or not he'll be extradited to the United States to face copyright infringement charges.

Richard O' Dwyer, a student at Sheffield Hallam University, is accused of creating a website that provided links where people could illegally access film and documentary material.

He is arguing that under the so-called dual criminality rule, since he has not been charged for an offence in the UK, the US has no right to extradite him.

Mr O'Dwyer and his mother Julia told Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire how they first heard of the extradition request.

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Victoria Derbyshire broadcasts weekdays 1000 to 1200 on Radio 5 live.

  • 13 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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