FTC bans ‘revenge porn’ website proprietor from sharing photographs with out permission

FTC bans 'revenge porn' site owner from sharing images without permission

In case your vital different sends you clever nudes, it would be fairly nasty to share these pics within the occasion of your separation. It is a feeling that the Federal Commerce Fee shares after handing down a judgment on Craig Brittain, the proprietor of an internet site that many consider traded in revenge porn. Is Anyone Down was a website catering for consumer-submitted smut that, maybe clearly, was believed for use by jilted lovers making an attempt to get one over on their exes. The location itself shuttered some time in the past, however the FTC has now dominated that Brittain can’t publicly share photographs of individuals on-line with out their permission, and destroy any archives that he nonetheless has. Failure to adjust to this might be met with a $sixteen,000 high quality for each particular person violation.

So far as the FTC is worried, Brittain accepted and posted revenge porn pictures after which acquired extra footage of girls by “deception” utilizing Craigslist. If anybody objected to seeing their bare our bodies seem on the service, they have been redirected to a dummy takedown service that charged lots of of dollars for a removing. The judgment additionally talks a few bounty system, the place customers might pay $one hundred for others to supply bare footage of named third events.

As soon as the judgment had been made public, nevertheless, Brittain posted a response on his now-defunct web site. He apologizes for his actions and asks for forgiveness, providing the area over to any group concerned within the anti-revenge porn motion. He goes on to say that the mainstream media have willfully mischaracterized his actions and state of affairs, denying that he ever used Craigslist to accumulate photographs from ladies or operating and selling pretend takedown providers.

Extra usually, Brittain is much less repentant, saying that Is Anyone Down was as reputable an enterprise as Tumblr, Twitter or Fb, and his position insulated him from the actions of particular person customers. He provides that he does not truly consider within the existence of revenge porn, and that figures like Brett Favre and Anthony Weiner have been the actual victims of an imagined trigger. As a lot as you’d hope he’d cease there, he goes on to say that any legal guidelines towards revenge porn (which he does not consider in) are unconstitutional and ought to be overturned. Brittain is hoping to show over a brand new leaf, and has pledged to do one thing “constructive in society,” by… contributing to GamerGate.

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