Revenge porn site owner could face child pornography charges

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The owner of “revenge porn,” website, IsAnyoneDown.com – and former owner of IsAnyoneUp.com – Craig Brittainn, has been speaking about his running of the site, denying rumours that he scams victims of the site into paying him to have naked photos of themselves removed. However it now looks like he could be facing child pornography charges, as some of the women that ended up on the site are claiming they were under 18 at the time the photographs were taken.

This information comes from attorney Marc Randazza, who has been offering his service to women affected by the site on a pro-bono basis. As well as encouraging them not to use the the service known as Takedown Hammer, which is curiously advertised prominently on IsAnyoneDown. It purports to have a 100 per cent success rate in having content removed from the site, all it requires is a $250 (£160) fee. Of course the fact that it guarantees removal and foresees no problem in having the content taken down, suggests that either this is in-fact Brittain in digital disguise, or that Takedown Hammer is affiliated with the site and is passing along payment – as otherwise, why would IsAnyoneDown comply with each and every request?

isanybodydown Revenge porn site owner could face child pornography charges

Isanybodydown is a sequel to previous Revenge Porn site Isanybodyup, also run by Brittainn

According to Wired, Randazza also mentioned however that of the several women that have contacted him in order to get their pictures removed, two claim they were under 18 when the pictures were taken. This may be difficult to prove, but if it turns out to be true, Brittain would be in serious trouble and potentially facing criminal charges on top of any copyright infringement claims that those who took the pictures – often the women pictured - may make.

Randazza suggested that those who had pictures taken of them by someone else may find it more difficult to take legal action, since they cannot claim on copyright infringement grounds. They can however use privacy laws to their advantage, but cannot expect much in the way of a cash payout.

KitGuru Says: While Brittainn himself is obviously pretty deplorable in this situation, you’ve got to think the same of the people that send these pictures in – along with the accompanying requested Facebook and contact details of the women pictured. This is life ruining stuff and it’s treated as if it’s all a joke.

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