Latest Extradition Stories

New Zealand Calls For FBI Evidence In Megaupload Case
2012-08-17 13:10:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A New Zealand court on Thursday ruled that US authorities must show evidential proof of any copyright breaches and internet piracy against Mr. Kim Dotcom, the founder-in-hiding of now defunct Megaupload.com, according to Reuters. The FBI has accused Mr. Dotcom of operating a site which allowed users to share copyrighted content, such as movies, music and software, without any authorization. Since 2005, Dotcom earned an...

2012-07-18 18:35:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The judge overseeing the extradition case of the eccentric Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has just stepped away from the case after calling the U.S. the “enemy.” As reported by the New Zealand Herald, Judge David Harvey was expected to rule over Mr. Dotcom´s extradition case next year. Seen as an authority on Internet law, Judge Harvey was the prime choice to rule over Dotcom´s case. Mr. Kim Dotcom faces...

Wikipedia Founder Petitions Against Extradition Of 'Next Big Thing'
2012-06-25 13:54:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Despite having no charges placed against him in his home country, Richard O´Dwyer, the Sheffield student responsible for the now defunct TVShack.net website, is facing extradition to US to be charged for copyright infringement. Now, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, is throwing his support behind O´Dwyer as he´s added his support to a petition to keep the student in the UK. At the time of this writing, the petition has almost 22,500...

UK Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Extradite WikiLeaks Founder
2012-05-30 12:46:41

Britain´s highest court upheld a Swedish request today to extradite Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. This is the latest move in Assange´s legal struggle and possibly one of the last, as he is running out of options with which to maneuver. UK´s Supreme Court made their ruling by a 5 to 2 majority to extradite Assange to Sweden. The Australian-born WikiLeaks founder has been fighting his extradition to Sweden in the British courts since he was arrested in the UK in...

2012-03-14 08:09:52

Richard O´Dwyer, a 23-year old computer science student at Sheffield Hallam University is being extradited to the U.S. and faces up to 10 years in a U.S. prison for his alleged crimes. O´Dwyer is the founder of TVShack, a website that acted as a directory of links to video streams found on other websites. He sold advertising on the site and allegedly earned more than $230,000 and had hundreds of thousands of visitors each month. This is one of many controversial extraditions...

Courthouse on a Rainy Day
2011-12-05 10:06:57

Julian Assange today won the right to ask Britain´s Supreme Court to hear his case, prolonging his stay in Britain, where he has been living since his arrest in December, 2010. Assange has been fighting extradition and denies any wrongdoing. Swedish authorities want to question the 40-year-old Wikileaks founder over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks volunteers in August of last year. Two High Court judges ruled Monday that Assange could...

2011-02-07 06:20:00

A London court will be the showdown location for the computer hacker turned secrets leaker Julian Assange who Sweden wants to extradite to face sex crimes allegations. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder and his entourage of lawyers, supporters, protesters and journalists will be present for a two-day hearing that begins Monday to decide Assange's legal fate, AP reports. It will also keep the spotlight away from WikiLeaks' revelations and on its opinion-dividing front man. Assange is accused of...

2011-01-14 06:00:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in comments published on Thursday, has attacked China calling it the "technological enemy" of the whistleblower website because of its aggressive Internet censorship. China, with its wide-reaching Internet censorship system commonly referred to as the "Great Firewall of China," is the site's most feared enemy in cyberspace, Assange told Britain's new Statesman magazine. Although, Assange, who has enraged the United States with his site's release of leaked...

2009-09-29 11:40:28

Roman Polanski's French lawyer says the filmmaker is fighting extradition to the United States to face charges in a 1977 child sex case. Polanski, 76, was arrested in Switzerland during the weekend after U.S. authorities asked Swiss police to execute a warrant in the Oscar winner's decades-old rape case. The famous film director, who was born in and lives in France, has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles court to having unlawful sex with a minor in...

2009-06-09 12:35:00

The British High Court has heard that a computer hacker who targeted NASA should be tried in the UK and not the US because his mental state is so fragile, BBC News reported.There is "clear, uncontradicted expert evidence" that the stress of extradition could result in psychosis and suicide, according to lawyers for Gary McKinnon. The Glasgow-born McKinnon, 42, from Wood Green, north London, has Asperger's syndrome and claims he was looking for details of UFOs.If convicted in the U.S., he...

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