At KLipcorp IP we have unique insight into the world of copyright piracy due to the massive amounts of data collected by our SnifferDog.
Richard O'Dwyer clearly facilitated copyright infringement via his website............but in a very similar way to Google, YouTube and a large number of other blue chip businesses. This is validated by the data we have collected.
The key difference perhaps is that Richard O'Dwyer does not have the legal resources to defend himself and is therefore a soft target.
Copyright must be protected - but in a proportionate and reasonable way - and perhaps before heading down the extradition route the authorities should look a little closer to home at companies resident in California.