“Cyberspace doesn’t exist any more than never-never land. I was no more in America than anyone who is on a long-distance telephone call. The fiction of cyberspace should be properly tested in a British court because it is no more real than Santa Claus. They cannot “return” me to a country I wasn’t in, yet they continually refer in court to “returning me”. If I was being returned to the place where my crime was committed, I would be returned to Crouch End. I am not a fugitive, I was physically in North London and have remained in North London”
The words of Gary McKinnon the man the USA says could be the most dangerous hacker in the world after he broke into their military computers.
He now awaits the decision of a judicial review in the UK on whether he should be extradited to the USA.
Personally, I think he has a very good point and the Americans should admit they failed to protect their computers behind a firewall powerful enough to shield their secrets!
In reality, it is all about politics and a one sided ‘special relationship’