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  •  I actually think the Richard O'Dwyer case is worse (3+ / 0-)
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    Mr Cooper said the website did not store copyright material itself and merely directed users to other sites, making it similar to Google.

    He also argued that his client, who would be the first British citizen to be extradited for such an offence, was being used as a "guinea pig" for copyright law in the US.

    But District Judge Quentin Purdy ruled the extradition could go ahead.

    The case was brought by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which claims that the TVShack.net website earned "over $230,000 in advertising revenue" before US authorities obtained a warrant and seized the domain name in June 2010.

    'Piracy' student Richard O'Dwyer loses extradition case

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