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Reblogged: Marc Randazza lays the hammer down on scam artist “Take Down Lawyer”

October 31, 2012

Antonin I. Pribetic:

English: Head-shot of Marc J. Randazza in Mass... First Amendment attorney Marc Randazza provides a forensic demonstration on how a real “take down lawyer” handles an online scam artist who is impersonating a lawyer and extorting his victims for a fee. See also, Marc’s follow-up posts: isanybodydown.com responds! , More on operation “involuntary porn” and Still more on isanybodydown.com

 

I also highly recommend Ken @ Popehat’s companion post: “The Takedown Lawyer”: Let’s Help Marc Randazza Investigate A Scammer, Shall We?

Originally posted on The Legal Satyricon:

When it comes to porn, here are my rules:

Rule #1: The subjects must be adults
Rule #2: The subjects must be consenting adults

If you don’t break either of those rules, I am on your side. I will defend your right to make, watch, display, and sell that content.

Break either rule, and I want to hurt you for the damage you do to others.

I want to hurt isanybodydown.com. I want to hurt them bad. Who’s with me?

Here’s their business plan:

Step one: Register the domain name “isanybodydown.com”

Step two: Get ahold of nude photos of people who never consented to having their photos published.

Step three: Publish them, along with their names, home towns, and links to their facebook profiles.

So now how do you “profit?”

Well, openly saying “I’ll take down the photo for $250,” would probably create some legal issues for you. So, instead…

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