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Richard O'Dwyer case: TVShack creator's US extradition approved

Home Secretary Theresa May has approved the extradition to the US of a student accused of copyright infringement.

The US authorities say 23-year-old Sheffield student Richard O'Dwyer's TVShack website hosted links to pirated films and television programmes.

A spokesman said Mrs May had "carefully considered all relevant matters" before signing the order.

Mr O'Dwyer's mother, Julia, told the BBC that for Richard "the decision doesn't feel very real, it's just a nightmare".

  • 13 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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