Revenge porn shitweasel abuses DMCA in vain effort to take down his own photos

Revenge porn website operator Craig Brittain

Revenge porn website operator Craig Brittain

Craig Brittain, owner of a revenge porn website who has been banned from posting nude photos of women without their permission, is attempting to get Google to unlink to stories about him.

After multiple news sites reported that the FTC had banned Brittain from operating his site, Brittain sent a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take down notice to Google "objecting to 23 articles remaining in their search rankings," claiming that the articles were examples of “unauthorized use of photos of me and other related information.” Unfortunately for Brittain, it didn't work and the Streisand effect is making things worse for him.

The FTC complaint stated that Brittain "used deception to acquire and post intimate images of women, then referred them to another website he controlled, where they were told they could have the pictures removed if they paid hundreds of dollars."

Brittain has no legal grounds for the complaint, as Ars Technica, who first spotted the filing, explains. “In this instance,” writes David Kravets, “fair use and general First Amendment principles are on Google’s and the media’s side.”

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  1. When I read the Ars Technica article, which includes the asshat's pic, I immediately went to social media and shared it around.

  2. micah says:

    You really should put his name in the headline on this story so that when people Google his name, this headline with its glorious "shitweasel" moniker will show up.

  3. You mean THIS revenge porn shitweasel Craig Brittain?

    I just want to make sure we're all talking about the same revenge porn shitweasel Craig Brittain.

    Boy, it sure must be frustrating to know that there are pictures of you on the internet that you'd prefer people didn't see and there's nothing you can do about it.

  4. Cunk says:

    He'd better figure out how to support himself via self employment for quite a while. Or else find an employer that won't bother with a rudimentary background check via Google. Or one that accepts shitweasels openly.

  5. I thought that was weird too. It's like saying "as a consequence of this conviction, John Dillinger has been banned from taking money from banks that doesn't belong to him."

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