was a controversial website that existed from February 2004 until April 2006, when it was shuttered under Florida obscenity laws. Often known by its initials NTFU, it had an initial focus on user-contributed amateur pornography until it adopted a novel business model whereby U.S. military personnel
, unable to use their credit cards due to the point-of-sale being located in high-risk regions and wary of repercussions from their superiors, could gain access to the site's content in exchange for proof of military employment for free memberships. The first pictures submitted were soldiers posing with tanks and other harmless situations. As word spread of the free admittance, so-called trophy photos
, or graphic depictions of corpses and other disturbing imagery direct from the kill zones in Iraq and Afghanistan began to be submitted. The site took on an idea of "bodies-for-porn.
Proprietor Christopher Wilson was arrested under over 295 counts of Florida felony obscenity laws, and after receiving national publicity and legal assistance from the American Civil Liberties Union and others, worked out a plea bargain with prosecutors. Under the deal Wilson agreed to the closure of his business and not to work on any adult websites for five years, and plead guilty to five misdemeanor charges. The website operated for 90 more days, accepting logins from existing subscribers, before shutting down permanently with a notice from the Polk County Sheriff.
Later, Christopher Wilson re-published the graphic Iraq war photos at a new site, www.theliberalblogger.com.
- George Zornick, The Porn of War, The Nation October 10, 2005 (web only)
- http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051008/NEWS/510080427/1039 Dana Wilhoit, "War, Porn Web Site Creator Arrested" The Ledger October 8, 2005
- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/10/gi_jane_arrested/ John Oates, "Porn and Gore man arrested", The Register October 10, 2005
- http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/8878187/casualty_of_porn December 5, 2005
The original site
- www.nowthatsfuckedup.com - No longer displays notice that site has been taken over by the Sheriffs Department, since the domain has lapsed and has been taken over by cybersquatters.
Shortly after NTFU's demise, another site was established by a separate group of entrepreneurs at www.exposedforums.com This site continues to successfully function as an amateur porn site.
- http://web.archive.org/web/20060209032002/http://www.nowthatsfuckedup.com/ - last top-level crawl at the Wayback Machine from February 9, 2006. (Mostly skeletal; forum posts, and contributed photos do not appear to have been archived on some pages.)