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President Obama on Richard O'Dwyer extradition case

US President Barack Obama has said he is not personally involved in the extradition case of Richard O'Dwyer, a British student accused of setting up a website that gave people access to films and TV shows for free in violation of copyright laws.

Mr Obama said the administration wanted to ensure that intellectual property is protected ''in a way that is consistent with internet freedom''.

The president made his comments during an hour-long video "hangout" on Google's social network, Google+, which was also streamed live on YouTube.

  • 31 Jan 2012
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