Monday, 16 January 2012
Disastrous Day at Westminster Magistrates
I can't write too much about this today as still feeling pretty rubbish about the outcome.Obviously we felt Richard had a 50:50 chance of winning the argument that his conduct was not a crime in the UK. However what we weren't expecting was that the Judge would totally ignore the arguments and appeared not to have even read our statement which would disprove any attempt on behalf of the prosecution to argue that TVShack was different to TVlinks. I could tell what was coming as the Judge read through his ruling which by the way is still full of inaccuracies which have already been highlighted at various earlier hearings. Basically he could not think outside of extradition box and did not have the technical brains to understand the evidence put forward, despite our efforts to simplify with diagrams and a video tutorial. I had to leave the court room abruptly as I could feel a Foam Pie moment coming on!
Here is the Ruling for what its worth