Crimes committed in the UK must be tried in the UK.
Well said, and that is absolutely true. Foreign policy should regard the fact that connecting to a computer over the internet is in no way the same as committing a crime on another nations soil.
The very same case can be made against Gary McKinnon. If NASA or the pentagon doesn;t want british people accessing their unsecured computer networks, they should block access. Same goes for TVShack, at the very least the US should consider blocking the domain if it's "illegal" to US law. I'm not encouraging censorship but i think they are using extradition for "crime" as a scapegoat to shutdown a website they don't like without looking like censorship tools.
The problem here is that the "crime" the TVShack owner is accused of, is perfectly legal in the UK at this moment in time. There is nothing wrong with sharing/posting links via a website.
It's disgusting to think that this poor guy may end up in the US for breakinga US law.... in the united kingdom.