Justice for Richard O'Dwyer – Protect Internet Freedom

Justice for Richard O’Dwyer

 

“Richard O’Dwyer is a 24-year-old British student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is facing extradition to the USA and up to ten years in prison, for creating a website – TVShack.net – which linked (similarly to a search-engine) to places to watch TV and movies online.

O’Dwyer is not a US citizen, he’s lived in the UK all his life, his site was not hosted there, and most of his users were not from the US. America is trying to prosecute a UK citizen for an alleged crime which took place on UK soil.– from DemandProgress


TVShack.net simply linked to content hosted elsewhere on the internet. Nothing illegal was done here. This is the same way I can email anyone else a link to a YouTube video or post a link here on this blog. Such baseless accusations cannot be tolerated! Linking to content is NOT copyright infringement, it is freedom of speech! Stand up to the corporate bullies!

 

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Source: https://act.demandprogress.org/act/odwyer/?referring_akid=.194196.pE4I30