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[Extradition] U.K. Citizen faces up to 10 years in U.S. jail because of his stream site
A British student faces up to a decade in a U.S. prison for actions which are not even a crime in the UK.
Campaigners say Richard O’Dwyer, 23, is being abandoned by his country in the same way as computer hacker Gary McKinnon.
Mr O’Dwyer is accused of listing places where films and TV programmes could be illegally downloaded, on a website he ran from his university bedroom in Sheffield.
Legal experts say this is not an offence under British law, and he did not download any of the entertainment himself.
Basically, a British citizen is apparently at risk of being handed over to the U.S. because of a site he created which hosts links to torrents and streams of various TV-shows and movies. Whether or not you think this is wrong (it's legal in the UK, and possibly in the U.S as well), it is alarming how often the U.S successfully extradite persons from the U.K:
Since 2004, 29 UK nationals or dual nationals have been extradited from Britain to the U.S. Only five Americans were extradited from the U.S. to Britain.
They also want urgent reform to the lopsided 2003 Extradition Act – which gives far greater protection to Americans than it does to their British counterparts.
The U.S. requires ‘sufficient evidence to establish probable cause’ before agreeing to extradite anyone to the UK, while Britons going in the opposite direction are not afforded the same protection.
To no surprise, the U.S embassy is against any change to the law in favour of British citizens, but what I find even more alarming is the fact that it's even possible to extradite citizens for such a relatively minor crime such as potential copyright infringement. I personally am of the opinion that this should only be the case for more serious crime (and by serious, I mean violent crimes), but I'm curious of what you guys think of extradition and this case.