Jimmy Wales Backs Accused Copyright Pirate
The Wikipedia co-founder has lent his support to British student Richard O'Dwyer in an online petition. Richard O'Dwyer created the TVShack.net website, which did not host any copyrighted material but linked to other sites that did. The 24-year-old was arrested over the site in 2011, but will not face any prosecution in the UK. However, the US has stated that because some American citizens used the site, he must be extradited to face criminal charges around copyright infringement, which could see him spend up to 10 years in a U.S. prison.