Home secretary Theresa May is facing renewed pressure to reverse the decision to extradite TVShack founder Richard O'Dwyer to the US in light of her landmark decision not to send Gary McKinnon to the US earlier this week.
The 23-year-old set up the site nearly four years ago, offering users links to websites which streamed movies and TV programmes.
In March, home secretary Theresa May approved his extradition to the US, where he could face up to five years in prison, after he was first convicted by Westminster Magistrates Court in January.
O'Dwyer's case has attracted huge support in the online world with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launching a high-profile protest at the decision with a petition generating almost a quarter of a million signatures to date.
Now, in light of the McKinnon ruling, Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz has written to May asking for an update the case.
"I would be grateful if you would let me know the current thinking concerning the extradition of Mr Richard O'Dwyer, whose appeal is due to be heard within six months," he wrote.
"This seems very similar to the case of Mr McKinnon."
Vaz asks May to provide an update by 25 October on the case.
He also thanked May for her decision not to send McKinnon to the US, after 10 years of legal limbo in which successive governments had seemed intent on sending him to stand trial for hacking into US government computers in 2002.
"On behalf of the Committee I would like to thank you for your decision on Mr McKinnon," added Vaz.
The decision not to send McKinnon to the US was welcomed by his supporters, with his mother Janis Sharp paying tearful tribute to those who had stood by them throughout the ordeal.
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