June 25, 2012

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales comes out in support of O'Dwyer, creating a petition on Change.org to help him fight extradition.

March 9, 2012

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The request to extradite Richard O'Dwyer is granted by UK Home Secretary Theresa May, after a similar court ruling in January.

June 2011

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Richard O'Dwyer's mother Julia begins an online campaign to end the extradition and have her son be prosecuted in his own country.

May 2011

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Richard O'Dwyer appears in London to discover an extradition request by the United States. O'Dwyer spends a night in jail.

November 29, 2010

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U.K. police and U.S. agents arrest O'Dwyer and question him. He is released on bail, and all TVShack-related holdings are frozen.

June 30, 2010

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By HALtheGeek (Via: youtu.be)
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The U.S. government takes control of TVShack.net. Adding insult to injury, the site now redirects to a crappy piracy video.

December 2007

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Richard O'Dwyer starts TVShack.net, which linked to external sources where people could watch U.S. movies and TV online.