UK Copyright Piracy Case extradited to the U.S.?

Twenty-three-year copyright infingment Richard O’Dwyer faces charges in the United States after a British judge ordered for him to be prosecuted there. O’Dwyer accused of operating a website that allegedly making thousands in advertising when linking viewers to pirated TV shows and feature films.

This news while Congress continues to debate new legislation aimed at combating piracy overseas. The 23-year lawyer, Ben Cooper found O’Dwyer would not violate the law. Cooper cites other rare sites that redirect users to secure materials, notably Google and Yahoo.

The case should have interesting implications for the “Stop Online Piracy Act” and “Protect-IP” bill.