Craig Brittain, Kevin Bollaert, Hunter Moore and Casey Meyering

It’s been a bad week for Craig Brittain:

« An ongoing CBS4 Investigation has found indications that Craig Brittain, the operator of a Colorado Springs-based “revenge porn” website, may have pretended he was a woman to trick other women into sending him nude pictures. »

« Craig Brittain—the former operator of revenge porn site—is invoking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a bid to remove 23 links in all—an irony-filled DMCA takedown request that Google is ignoring. One of the links renders the FTC’s press release in January about its enforcement against Brittain. »

« Unsurprisingly, he’s part of the GamerGate brigade demanding media reform for their approach to diversity in the games industry, hence his @AuditTheMedia Twitter handle. »

Gawker has a list of the 23 links he wants removed.

Brittain still doesn’t quite seem to understand what the fuss is about:

Why is it okay for the mainstream press to display someone’s information in a way that portrays them in a negative light – especially in the case of public figures like Brett Favre and Anthony Weiner, who were, in fact, victims of “Revenge Porn”? The mainstream media needs to be held to the same standards. We do not live in a sexist, racist, homophobic, misogynistic “rape culture”. We live in one of the most diverse countries in the entire world (in the United States), where everyone is afforded equal opportunity to succeed based upon their merits.

Of course, he answers his own question by using the phrase “public figures”, but maybe he can snare a few dim bulbs with that argument.

Meanwhile, fellow travelers aren’t having a good time either.

« Hunter Moore, the kingpin behind the notorious revenge porn site Is Anybody Up, pleaded guilty this week to a couple of federal hacking charges; he now faces up to seven years in prison. […] Kevin Bollaert, the San Diego man behind revenge porn site U Got Posted, was convicted of two dozen felonies related to identity theft and extortion this month, and now awaits sentencing that could put him away for 20 years; Casey Meyering, who ran a site trafficking in nude photos called Win By State, will soon stand trial in California on similar charges. »