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America arrests another British subject!

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posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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Hi, I am Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and if you care about justice and the future of Internet freedom, Demand Progress and I need your help. This will only take a few seconds, but you can really help us change things for the better. Richard O'Dwyer is a 24 year old British student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is facing extradition to the USA and up to ten years in prison, for creating a website - TVShack.net – which linked (similarly to a search-engine) to places to watch TV and movies online. O'Dwyer is not a US citizen, he's lived in the UK all his life, his site was not hosted there, and most of his users were not from the US. America is trying to prosecute a UK citizen for an alleged crime which took place on UK soil. The Internet as a whole must not tolerate censorship in response to mere allegations of copyright infringement. As citizens we must stand up for our rights online. Please sign on at right here to join me in demanding that British authorities refuse to extradite O'Dwyer, and that US officials cease persecuting him. When operating his site, Richard O'Dwyer always did his best to play by the rules: on the few occasions he received requests to remove content from copyright holders, he complied. His site hosted links, not copyrighted content, and these were submitted by users. Copyright is an important institution, serving a beneficial moral and economic purpose. But that does not mean that copyright can or should be unlimited. It does not mean that we should abandon time-honored moral and legal principles to allow endless encroachments on our civil liberties in the interests of the moguls of Hollywood. Richard O'Dwyer is the human face of the battle between the content industry and the interests of the general public. Earlier this year, in the fight against SOPA and PIPA, the public won its first big victory. This could be our second. This is why I am petitioning the UK's Home Secretary Theresa May to stop the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer, and asking the United States to end his prosecution. I hope you will join me. - Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder

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please go to the web site and sign the petition
to stop it.

I can not believe they are doing this.
and that Brittan is letting them do this.
if he was a child rapist and did it in america
then came over to england I would agree.

England and any country has its own laws.
you do a crime and you pay in the country you did it in.
they must be stop't.

America is ...............................
only China and Russia dont let them get away with this.
and Then america just assassinates them.

how would you feel if a amerivan citizen was taken to court in china, from america.




posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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Just to let you know its against T&C to ask to sign a petition


This whole thing is disgusting and purely based on greed.
It certainly shows the hold of mega corporations have over the us gov.



posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by buddha

I can not believe they are doing this.
and that Brittan is letting them do this.


Unfortunately, currently there is little that the UK government can do because the previous government signed a one sided extradition treaty with the US. There is growing dissent over here though and the government are going to look into it... I hope they hurry up!

UK-US extradition treaty overhaul urged

Cameron wants review of UK-US extradition rules
edit on 11/7/12 by Insomniac because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by Bixxi3
Just to let you know its against T&C to ask to sign a petition


This whole thing is disgusting and purely based on greed.
It certainly shows the hold of mega corporations have over the us gov.


Sorry MODS I read the rule so long ago I forgot.
please delete my fight for freedom



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