MORE than 2,000 people have signed a petition to keep a student from being extradited for US trial.

The online bid aims to help Richard O’Dwyer by changing the law and has garnered major support in just two weeks.

Bolsover man Richard, 23, is battling extradition for hosting a website containing links to TV and film clips. It has since been shut down.

To sign the e-petition you can visit the site:

Picture: pic of Richard O'Dwyer from Sheffield who faces extradition to the USA on copyright infringement charges. Pic taken 2010