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TVShack Creator's US Extradition Approved 253

chrb writes "British student Richard O'Dwyer, creator of the TVShack website, has had his extradition to the United States approved by Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May. Mr. O'Dwyer now has 14 days to appeal the decision. The extradition was requested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which has accused O'Dwyer of aiding copyright infringement by publishing links to pirated content hosted on external sites."
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TVShack Creator's US Extradition Approved

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  • by jollyreaper ( 513215 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @04:43PM (#39343733)

    Way to go big boys! Extradite a harmless college kid who might be doing something moderately illegal but who's transgressions don't amount for a hill of beans, all things considered.

    Leave those nice bankers and upstanding Wall Street financiers to ruin the economy with nothing more than an indignant letter and a small fine.

    Yep, leaders of the free world we are.

    You dirty, diseased hippie! Do you not understand the ineffable majesty of the free market? Behold! Mammon hath spoken and lo, the government has acceded to its demand. In my father's house there are many rooms but you have to pay your way if you want to stay. The bankstas have bought their way into heaven, as hath been shewn to be just in the Gospel of Wealth.

    Blessed are the rich: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are those who own: for to those who hath much, more shall be given.
    Fuck the meek: for they shall inherit shit.
    Fuck those who hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be mulch in the flowerbeds of the wealthy.
    Blessed are the powerful: for they shall gain more power.
    Blessed are the pure of avarice: for they shall take more than they are owed.
    Blessed are the warmakers: for they shall make bank on both sides of the conflict.
    Blessed are those who persecute: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  • by cpu6502 ( 1960974 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @04:55PM (#39343943)

    So basically it's like the 1760s (Americans were taxed and arrested by laws of a UK parliament they never elected), except now it's operating in reverse.

  • Re:Sigh... (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @05:03PM (#39344049)

    America cannot really call itself "The Land of the Free" anymore.

    Damn right. "Land of the free" was released in 2012 and is copyrighted. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1988690/ [imdb.com]
      You will go to jail, pirate.

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