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British student Richard O’Dwyer can be extradited to US for having website with links to pirated movies

From the Telegraph (h/t Skip Oliva):

Student Richard O’Dwyer can be extradited over TV website

A British student can be extradited to the United States for running a website that provided links to pirated films and television shows, a court ruled.

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Outrageous. Expect this kind of thing to get worse if laws like SOPA pass… I’d have to say copyright/IP has risen a notch or so on the ranking list of the the most evil and dangerous state laws, institutions, and policies.

As Rob Wicks told me, “Evil as hell. After a while, it’s hard to consider some of these businesses to be anything but branches of government.”

Update/Related post: Where does IP Rank Among the Worst State Laws?

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  • Pounce January 14, 2012, 12:48 pm

    So should we send people to China if they break Chinese laws on the internet?
    Or show as non german citizens nazi propaganda on the net, it is illegal to do so in germany…
    Food for thought

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