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Fake Craigslist sex ad raises new issues

Seattle web designer Jason Fortuny posted an ad on Craigslist posing as a 27-year-old woman looking for a little action. Then after he received 178 responses — 145 of them with, ahem, revealing photos attached — he posted them online for all to see. Doh! Did Fortuny break any laws? “It’s one of those questions that could find its way onto a law school exam because it is comparatively new territory,” said Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor at Oxford and Harvard universities. Meanwhile, Craiglist says it took down the ad on numerous occasionals, only to have it reposted. (Here’s what appears to be Fortuny’s LiveJournal page — caution, very graphic language.)

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