Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tony23, Jan 13, 2012.
This UK student is being threatened by the US, story here
seems very unfair.
Someone in the uk is driving a new mercedes they got for x-mas
That seems pretty harsh if he didn't have the actual movies and just had links I don't see the problem.
haha i used to use the tvshack website lol
more serious note thats harsh on the guy it should be the sites he links to that get done not him otherwise whos taking google to court and every other search engine for linking to content
He made £150K since 2008 :O
In interview, relied on in the US request, he is said to have accepted owning TVShack.net and TVShack.cc, earning approximately £15,000 per month from online advertisements hosted on those sites.
now this is a scary shit!!
Totally ridiculous how the related article labels him as a 'hacker'.
WTF? So any BHW member can be convicted so easily?
Both .com and .cc are both manged by an American based company,maybe thats why. I'm sure if he was using .ru it wouldn't have been shut down.
Theres a huge difference between the following
1. Being charged
2. Being extradited
3. Being tried
4. Being convicted
Just because 1 and 2 happened, doesn't mean 3 and 4 will happen. He is appealing the extradition order and it may be overturned. Even if he goes,he could do a plea bargain and maybe get 1 year of jail and 2 years of probation. And if he does go to trial,if he has a good defense to prove the jury he wasn't violating any u.s. law then he may go free.
it makes me sick. If he is going to be tried it should be in a uk court
Cant be tried in the UK as he didn't break any UK laws. Its another shameful day for the Brits in their recent race to the bottom. I suspect that the incredibly one sided extradition treaty put in place post 9/11, which is under significant attack, will be reversed as a result of this and a number of other cases ongoing.
One has to wonder, why laws developed to combat terrorism are routinely being used to silence internet communications. Democracy is not comparable with corporate guided governance. It should be clear to those who would rule, that when the interests of the public are placed second to the profits of the few, we reach a point when squares fill up, and are named 'freedom' and 'victory'.
Aren't they going after him with 'copyright' laws? would imagine the UK has them stitched up.
You are right, it's a very one sided arrangement with the US.
No the US are claiming that linking to other sites which may or may not infringe on copyrights, is a crime. Since they consider it a crime albeit one that has not technically been spelled out - they have demanded that this foreigner be flown to the US so that they can use him as a guinea pig. The UK doesn't require that the US provide reasonable evidence of a crime, they need only make the request.
I just saw this on the news too, very harsh indeed!
That said, if he had settled for good UK seo by buying a .co.uk domain then as i understand it he wouldn't have commited any offence at all right? Infact, if he is just linking as a middle man i'm not too sure he's broken any anyway...
Wow, that's a whole 'can o worms' and a whole world of trouble for many people.
next thing all you & your friends will be in jail for linking to some full-length copyright video they found you youtube?
now would be a good time for him to skip out with his cash and boat over to austrailia or somethin'
To those who are shocked about this - you really need to brush up on SOPA, to those who know about this subject read it again, and consider what other purposes this 'law' will be used for.
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