Briton faces extradition over pirated movie website

January 14th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 14 (IANS) A 23-year-old British student, accused of running a pirate movies website faces 10 years in jail after a judge said he could be sent to the US for trial on infringing copyright.

Richard O’Dwyer, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, provided free links to hit TV shows and films including “Lost” and “The Hangover”, The Sun reported.

US authorities tracked down his website and British police arrested him in 2010 and also seized two of his computers.

A undergraduate student at Sheffield Hallam University, O’Dwyer reportedly made 150,000 pounds (around $230,000) in advertising revenue from the website TVShack.net.

The judge at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court said he could be extradited. O’Dwyer’s family said they would appeal.

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