Why One Mom's Investigation Might Actually Stop Revenge Porn

Friday, December 06, 2013

Transcript

Hunter Moore, the notorious creator of revenge porn site isanyoneup.com, sold the domain and closed the site in the spring of 2012. That's most likely due to an ongoing FBI investigation and harassment from the hacker collective Anonymous. But neither the FBI nor Anonymous would have ever pursued Moore if not for the investigation conducted by one woman: Charlotte Laws. Brooke talks with Laws about what sparked her in-depth research on Moore, and how state laws have changed since information from Laws' investigation has come to light. 

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Charlotte Laws

Comments [13]

ashad hossain from USA

That's most likely due to an ongoing FBI investigation and harassment from the

Jan. 22 2014 09:21 PM
ashad hossain from USA

That's most likely due to an ongoing FBI investigation and harassment from the

Jan. 22 2014 09:15 PM
ashad hossain from USA

That's most likely due to an ongoing FBI investigation and harassment from the hacker collective Anonymous. But neither the FBI nor

Jan. 11 2014 09:02 PM
ashad hossain from USA

Anonymous. But neither the FBI nor Anonymous would have ever pursued Moore if not for

Dec. 26 2013 09:13 PM
Francisco from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

This was recently posted on the BBC website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25321301

Dec. 12 2013 04:22 PM
Will Caxton

Presumably the daughter in this case was not under-age, since there's no mention of child pornography charges.

"Victims should have to give consent in order for their nude or topless picture to be online." So, in order to protect themselves against surveillance, criminals and politicians who want to accept bribes just need to practice their nefarious activities in the nude. Or the pictures can be posted with the naughty bits covered.

Dec. 10 2013 12:41 PM
Adreana Langston from Long Beach, CA

Back on December 3, 2011 when Bob Garfield originally interviewed Hunter Moore I posted two questions on the comments section of the story:

http://www.onthemedia.org/story/173718-revenge-porns-latest-frontier/

"I was very disappointed by this interview because I felt there were two questions that BEGGED to be asked that Bob did not ask. A) How can Hunter Moore verify that at the time the photos were taken the people in the photos were 18 and above. Even if the photos are sent in annonymously, there is no law that protects Moore from distributing child pornography. I've met a lot of 16-year-old girls with 22-year-old bodies.

B) How can Hunter Moore verify that the people sending in the photos are really the rightful owners of the photos? How does he know that the people sending in the photos are not thieves of cell phones or laptops on which they found the photos? Recently a man was arrested for hacking into the e-mail accounts of female celebrities. Among the stolen digital items found on the man's computer were nude photos of Scarlette Johanson taken from her hacked Gmail account. Is there a law that protects Moore from trafficking in stolen photos?"

It now appears that Question B was rather pertinent.
This comment is by <a href="https://plus.google.com/100492245023496395926/about?rel=author">Adreana Langston</a>.

Dec. 10 2013 12:06 PM

Thanks Dilly D! I am the same way. It's also odd that OTM decided to source to the outlet that reprinted the story, inside of the outlet that originally got the story and posted it.

Dec. 09 2013 11:06 AM
Jessica from Chicago

I think it's quite telling that out of all the people in this story, Carl from New York chooses to vilify the girl who took a picture of herself and emailed it to no one. The man who hacked her (and thousands of others), Hunter Moore, the man who sat outside her mother's house and watched them for three days, the people who sent death threats...they're all fine...it's the GIRL WHO TOOK A PICTURE OF HER OWN BREASTS who really needs to be given a stern talking to.

No wonder Hunter Moore's site was so successful.

Dec. 09 2013 10:58 AM
Jane from Fairfield, CT

I like how they subtly let us know that is guy was a complete loser...sitting alone at home on his computer in his mom's basement looking at porn. Thanks, OTM!

Dec. 08 2013 10:58 AM
Thatwood B. Telling from The Village

I'm glad we now have less of Moore.
Moralless.

Dec. 07 2013 09:07 PM
B.D.

Her male friends taunting her with a hacked photo is disgusting. That's awful that she'll have to worry about it for the rest of her life.

Revenge/involuntary porn is a sick way to torment someone.

Dec. 07 2013 07:49 PM
Dilly D

Here's the original XOJane article, if you're like me and don't like to give traffic to Gawker-affiliated websites.

http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/charlotte-laws-hunter-moore-erin-brockovich-revenge-porn

Dec. 07 2013 12:08 PM

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