This is hypothetical - lets say I have information that is true, and someone out there really really does not want me posting it online. So lets say I go ahead and make a website exposing such information then proceed to rank that page on google for that person's name. I notify the person of what I have done, but do not ask for money, I just tell them what I did. If they reply back and offer me money to take the page down (which they inevitably will), can I take the money? Is this legal? Honestly I am not worried about getting caught, the amount of money I will charge for the "site maintenance" will be relatively small, and I am sure the "victims" will not report me because of what they did. Before you call me a dick, let me just say these people really deserve it. I just would like to know if this is legal or not. I think if I just dont ask for the money I am in the clear, because I have the right to make the site, and I have the right to tell them. BTw, sorry I had to make this intentionally vague. Please tell me there is a legal way to go about this because I am about to make a shit load of money.