Wait for ruling on extradition fight

Richard O'Dwyer
Richard O'Dwyer

A STUDENT fighting extradition to the US over alleged copyright offences will learn the outcome of his case next year.

Richard O’Dwyer must now wait until January when a judge decides whether to extradite him after a court hearing was adjourned last week.

The 23-year-old is accused over a website he ran with links to TV and films clips, which he made money from in advertising. It has since been shut down. He could face 10 years in jail if convicted.

“It just all takes so long”, said his mum Julia O’Dwyer, of Bolsover, who is battling to stop the move.

“Richard is carrying on as normal, he’s got his mates around him at university and his studies.”

The family’s fight has centred on trying to prove what Richard, a Sheffield Hallam University computing student, did was not a crime in the UK.