TVShack founder Richard O’Dwyer faces US extradition after Home Office ruling

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 (All day)

The home secretary, Theresa May, has approved the extradition of TVShack founder, Richard O'Dwyer, to the US, where he could face up to five years in prison.

The 23-year-old, who studied at Sheffield Hallam University, set up the site nearly four years ago, offering users links to websites which steamed movies and TV programmes.

Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye wrote on Twitter that he was appalled by the decision.