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Briton Richard O'Dwyer will avoid extradition to the US to face trial and possible jail time over allegations his video download links website facilitated copyright infringement.

The 24-year-old Sheffield Hallam university student has agreed to travel to America and pay a small sum of compensation, the High Court in London heard today. In return, O'Dwyer will not stand trial as part of the "deferred prosecution" agreement, the BBC reports.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency claimed O'Dwyer earned more than $230,000 (£147,000) in advertising revenue from his website TVShack.net. US authorities seized the domain in June 2010 as part of a wider copyright infringement clampdown, and lodged an extradition request in May 2011.

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Psch, sure, lure him across the border where you can just capture him.

I wouldn't bother getting on that plane.
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Psch, sure, lure him across the border where you can just capture him.

I wouldn't bother getting on that plane.

Exactly my feelings. Surely if he just has to give money he can just send it via something like a debit transaction?
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