Twenty years ago the very thought that something termed the internet could lead to extradition and tear a mothers son away would have been laughed at. Yet in 2011 a Sheffield based student and his mother are facing and fighting a case that first began over a year ago. In a frank and eye opening interview with me, Julia O”Dwyer mother of Richard O’Dwyer the creator of Tvshack.net told me about their journey over the last twelve months.
In a year that has seen Julian Assange of wikileaks heralded as a hero by so many and in an age when politicians have been haunted by misdemeanours on social networking sites the power and influence of the internet is truly reaching beyond any of our wildest imaginations. The Chesterfield post kindly published the interview with Julia http://www.chesterfieldpost.co.uk/news/local/localnews_00000221.html.
For those of you who are more audio visually satisfied the youtube link is on youtube.com/JPMTVUK
Gary Mc Kinnon before Richard faced a similar fate and below are links to inform and assist this student in what is truly the fight of his life.
and Twitter: @jrodwyer
For now the case goes on and the fight is not over as Julia and Richard refuse to give in. In the words of Mark Twain
“its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog”