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Cease extradition of Mother's young son to USA. 'The Fight of Her Life' Julia O'Dwyer, Richard O'Dwyer.r

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Vesta2 Fri 20-Jan-12 12:59:12

Fellow Mum's please could you support this mother in her campaign to cease extradition of her young son to the USA. Please visit her blog Thankyou

toothandnail Sat 01-Dec-12 02:47:21


Latonia Thu 08-Nov-12 16:27:09

This man was clever enough to set up his website but stupid to then start up a new website knowing the FBI had closed down the first one.

I don't understand why, if he made over £100k, his mother is touting for contributions for £25k, presumably for legal fees?

I would extradite him.

toothandnail Thu 08-Nov-12 10:18:37

Mr Vickerman, he of was investigated by the MPAA, same as Richard O'Dwyer.
Mr Vickerman was tried and sentenced in an english court.
Mr O'Dwyer should be afforded the same and not extradited

NovackNGood Sat 18-Aug-12 14:01:56

He should be on the first aircraft to the US and I hope we take all court costs out his huge profits from showing hot to steal content. He knew he was doing a crime and he now goes crying to mummy even though he is a grown man.

StunningCunt Tue 14-Aug-12 23:54:23

"The owner of - a site that provided links to illegally copied TV shows and films - has been sentenced to four years in jail.

The maximum sentence that could have been given at Newcastle Crown Court would have been 10 years. had acted as an index of professionally made online videos - both legal and illegal - encouraging its users to send in new links and check that they worked.

However, it did not host the video files itself, but instead pointed visitors to other sites including Megavideo and China's Tudou."

Seems like O'Dwyer is getting off lightly by being extradited compared with that.

Betelguese Sun 08-Jul-12 15:20:49

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LineRunner Sat 07-Jul-12 16:12:25

This is not about the individual. It is about British judicial sovereignty.

Is that so difficult - really?- to comprehend.

antsypants Sat 07-Jul-12 11:31:45

There is not a 23 ear old in the world who has the skills to run a website but is not intelligent enough to be able to know the legal implications of what they are doing, for one the websites are set up as linking websites in an attempt to avoid detection and punishment.

Betelguese Fri 06-Jul-12 19:20:35

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Vesta2 Fri 06-Jul-12 12:33:29 Lid Dems launch petition To Change The Unfair UK/US Extradition Treaty

Vesta2 Fri 06-Jul-12 12:32:19 Lid Dems launch petition To Change The Unfair UK/US Extradition Treaty

Poulay Fri 06-Jul-12 01:27:53

That's really fascinating but is completely irrelevant to O'Dwyer's actions which have been ruled illegal under UK law by a UK court and by existing (1996) international treaty.

Betelguese Fri 06-Jul-12 00:05:14

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Vesta2 Thu 05-Jul-12 23:22:03

poulay ''I am proud to say that the highly controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will not come into force in the European Union,” the Treaty’s rapporteur in the European Parliament, David Martin MEP, wrote on his blog after the session.
“This is a historic day in terms of European politics,” he wrote. The European Parliament vote means that 22 European member states cannot ratify ACTA into their local sovereign law.''

LineRunner Thu 05-Jul-12 21:29:43

What's anything got to do with one bloke? That's my point. This is about Magna Carta.

Poulay Thu 05-Jul-12 21:13:19

What's that got to do with Richard O'Dwyer? O'Dwyers actions are illegal under the 1996 Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights which has been signed by almost every country on Earth:

The EU rejected the NEW treaty because of issues such as trade in generic medicines. NOT because they thought Richard O'Dwyer should be able to profit from stolen movies.

Betelguese Thu 05-Jul-12 19:30:36

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Poulay Thu 05-Jul-12 19:04:22

'All ears' not 'all hours'.

Poulay Thu 05-Jul-12 19:04:03

Dominic Raab is evidently a bit thick.

Google do not encourage people to link to illegal movies, they index the whole internet.

If he had made a website that only accepted, let's say child pornography, saying 'hey child porn fans, I am only accepting child porn links, please send me yours - any legal pornography will be rejected' would people say that that's no different to what Google does either?

Because that's exactly what O'Dwyer did. He ran a website which ONLY linked to illegal content. If anyone can point to a major corporation that has a website devoted to illegal content I'm all hours.

Google has which I'm sure has some illegal stuff in it, but they don't do it knowingly or deliberately, it's done by a robot which takes EVERYTHING. That's their defence.

O'Dwyer has no defence. None whatsoever.

Betelguese Thu 05-Jul-12 18:58:00

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Betelguese Thu 05-Jul-12 18:49:07

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Vesta2 Thu 05-Jul-12 18:35:59 Lid Dems launch petition To Change The Unfair UK/US Extradition Treaty

Vesta2 Thu 05-Jul-12 18:27:01

poulay Dems launch petition To Change The Unfair UK/US Extradition Treaty

The president of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, called on Theresa May to review her decision to approve the "ludicrous" extradition, while Conservative backbenchers said extraditions such as O'Dwyer's serve as "a thorn in the side of the special relationship".

Conservative backbencher Dominic Raab, a prominent civil liberties campaigner said he struggled to see the difference between O'Dwyer's actions and those of major search engines.

Former shadow home secretary David Davis has also spoken out in favour of O'Dwyer, and attended a campaigning event at Sheffield Hallam University for the student.

Sir Menzies Campell, who is carrying out a review of extradition policy for Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, refused to comment on current cases but said the UK extradition treaty needed more stringent controls.

All the above extracts from yesterdays Guardian.

Dprince Thu 05-Jul-12 18:10:10

So somebody who is accused of a crime (and admits the act) shouldn't be punished? Because they are not resident in that country?

Betelguese Thu 05-Jul-12 17:53:28

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