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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