Last Updated Nov 7, 2008 6:02 PM EST
Until Thursday, Nov. 6, advertising erotic services on Craigslist was free. But, as part of a deal with some 40 state attorneys general trying to crack down on the promotion of illegal activities online, the site has opted to charge a fee for erotic services ads. Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckminster, said the move "raises the accountability for people posting to the category."
That sounds like a bit of a pipe dream, but the move does come hard on the heels of the rejection by the voters of San Francisco -- where Craigslist is based -- to decriminalize prostitution. [poll id=68]