UK student faces extradition to US over file-sharing site

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  1. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Unfreakin' believable. I don't support copyright infringement, but the DMCA does not have jurisdiction over the United Kingdom and he broke no laws there.
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    To you and I, yes.

    But the Devil is in the fine print, and he must be crapping bricks right about now.
     
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Good grief, they make it sound like the kid burned down a small town. I wonder if they'll resort to snatching the guy out of his bed at night :D
     
  4. Satori macrumors 6502a

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  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Corporate America will find a way.

    shhhhhsh, I was never here.
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    well if the server was on US soil they would have a case. If the server was in the UK then not so much.
     
  7. stroked Suspended

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    It should be if the person is on UK soil, then he is subject to UK law.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    If the server was in the UK, then not at all.
     
  9. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    Better question is why the UK is allowing extradition for something so ridiculous...
     
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    does not work that way. Server in the US then anything run on that server is subject to US law. He renting/owned the server on US soil then he better make sure it is doing nothing against US law.

    He broke US law on US soil if the server is in the US. Because his physical person is not there does not change that fact.
    If the server was in the UK then he is subject to UK law.
     
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  12. stroked Suspended

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    I am not an attorney, nor was I trying to quote the law. That was just my opinion, on what the law should be.

    What if it was a UK citizen, and a US server?
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    See RP's post above. If it's on a US server, it's subject to US law.
     
  14. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    it seems the current extradition treaty doesn't allow the UK judge to decide whether it's ridiculous
     

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