'Piracy' student Richard O'Dwyer avoids US extradition


originally by: BBC News  
published: 28 November 2012

Richard O’Dwyer, from Sheffield, is accused of breaking copyright laws. 

The US authorities claimed the 24-year-old’s TVShack website hosted links to pirated films and TV programmes.

The High Court was told Mr O’Dwyer had signed a “deferred prosecution” agreement which would require him paying a small sum of compensation.

Mr O’Dwyer will travel to the US voluntarily in the next few weeks for the deal to be formally ratified, it is understood.

The Sheffield Hallam student could have faced jail if convicted of the allegations, which were brought following a crackdown by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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