Richard O'Dwyer was in the news this weekend. He's a 23-year-old from the UK that is facing extradition to the USA over tvshack.net, a website which was seized by the US government due to claims of copyright infringement.
Now, all this paints a very different picture than that of the "geeky boy sitting in his room with his computer". (Is it all just a defense strategy?) Perhaps his mother's view is truly one side of Richard O'Dwyer. And perhaps O'Dwyer really is in fact a student. But clearly there's another side to Richard, racing car enthusiast and businessman, and it's a side that somebody is now trying to erase.
And that's easier said then done in the age of Social Media.
Remember folks, if you put it online, it tends to stay online in one form or another (up to seven years).
Setting aside the legal questions, we look forward to seeing how Richard's digital persona evolves as his lawyer fights extradition.