Re­venge porn site op­er­a­tor goes af­ter news sites that posted pic­tures of him

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - BUSINESS - By Caitlin Dewey The Wash­ing­ton Post

Re­venge-porn im­pre­sario Craig Brit­tain is learn­ing the hard way that karma is a real witch.

Late last month, the Fed­eral Trade Com­mis­sion set­tled a com­plaint against Brit­tain in which the agency ac­cused the Coloro­dan and his de­funct site, Is Any­body Down, with un­fair busi­ness prac­tices. The site paid its bills by so­lic­it­ing women’s nude pho­tos on Craigslist and/ or from their exes, pub- lish­ing the pho­tos with­out the women’s per­mis­sion (and of­ten with their names and phone num­bers at­tached), and then charg­ing fees of $200 to $500 to take the pho­tos down.

As part of the set­tle­ment, Brit­tain agreed to de­stroy the images he had and never op­er­ate a re­venge porn site again. Anti-re­venge-porn ad­vo­cates saw the move as a huge win against their foes.

But irony of ironies, Brit­tain him­self now feels ex­posed.

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