Craig Brittain and his revenge porn website

Mr. Brittain maintains he's doing nothing wrong.

A guy in his late twenties named Craig Brittain runs a website called IsAnybodyDown, one of many so-called "revenge porn" sites that display photos of nude women that were sent in without the women's consent. Mr. Brittain posts the photos along with the women's personal information.

He also links to a service run by an attorney that offers to take the photos down for $250. Mr. Brittain says he's not directly connected to that service, which is run by "David Blade III". (Although "Mr. Blade" might be Mr. Brittain, as well, according to this post>>)

Mr. Brittain says it's all for entertainment and it's all legal and he makes about $3,000 a month from advertising.

A news organization recently discovered that he may have tricked a woman into sending him nude photos by posing as another woman.

The woman who was tricked was corresponding with a woman named "Jess Davis" on Craigslist. Jess sent her nude photos of herself, along with the request to "Please send your name, age, and pics back.”

The woman did, only to discover that they wound up on Craig Brittain’s website. She said:
“I was livid. I felt violated to say the least. I wanted to throw up I was so distraught. This was something I didn’t want the world to see, to have easy access to.”
Mr. Brittain denies he was pretending to be "Jess Davis".

Except according to a security researcher, the emails from the fake "Jess" were sent from the same IP address, the same home and using the same email program as Mr. Brittain.

Mr. Brittain is not a particularly popular guy. Before this latest revelation, his personal information has been exposed by an Anonymous hacker, and he's been targeted by lawyers Marc Randazza (who blogs at The Legal Satyricon) and Ken White, who blogs at Popehat). Attorney Andrew Contiguglia has also been talking to people whose photos appeared on the site.

Mr. Brittain is also a convicted felon. (Craig Brittain Felony Record, PDF file>>)

But Mr. Brittain doesn't really like his job. He has written on his blog:
"I really hate this job and I do not do it for revenge, to hurt people, etc., I do it because Barack Obama is the second worst President in US history (second only to Jimmy Carter). The job market is really screwed up. A talented guy like me is easily worth seven figures or more in a good economy. ... Do you know what I'd be doing with my life if it wasn't for this website? Nothing. Zilch. Zero. Back against the wall, going to interview after interview and being rejected like every other honest, hard-working American."
- The face of revenge porn. Awash in 'honest' porn, Colorado Springs' Craig Brittain reigns as one of the most hated men on the Internet, Colorado Springs Independent>>
- How a “revenge porn” site got built: Fake identities to trade photos, Ars Technica>>
- Revenge Porn Website Operator May Be ‘Catfishing’, Impersonating Woman To Obtain Nude Photos, CBS Denver>>

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