Suze Randall Hunting
She'll Give AIM Recovered Royalties
|Suze with one of her
LOS ANGELES - Suze
Randall probably prefers having won the award for Best Photography
Site at the AVN Adult Internet Awards to the more dubious
distinction of being estimated (by the Association for the Protection
of Internet Copyright) as the single most pirated erotic photographer
in cyberspace. But she's gunning for the cyberthieves and planning
to turn over any and all recovered royalties to the Adult Industry
Medical Healthcare Foundation.
Randall has teamed
up with BayTSP to use their spidering technology to hunt the pirates
down and force them to pay up or walk the plank. AIM founder/director
Sharon Mitchell was unavailable for comment as this story went to
cyberpress, but BayTSP cofounding CEO Mark Ishikawa said they were
thrilled Randall had chosen them to protect her deep and valuable
"It is our goal," he
said in a formal statement, "to get the estimated five thousand
sites illegally profiting from (Randall's) work to comply with federal
copyright laws and assist Ms. Randall in removing her images from
Websites that are easily accessible to underage viewers."
Randall says copyright
infringement through unauthorized Website or newsgroup downloading
costs her millions a year, but she's not concerned by the financial
question alone - she doesn't want underage Web surfers getting her
"I'm going after pirates
and hackers mainly because they are posting my pictures in unprotected
areas where anyone can download them," she said in the same statement.
"This undoes all the work we put into ensuring that my images are
available to adults only."
Randall and her husband/business
manager, Humphry Knipe, say they picked BayTSP because their spidering
program has wide range and can track not only prior stolen images
but those that have been altered as well.
"By extracting the
DNA from each image," Knipe said in the same statement, "they can
identify a picture even if only a fragment is used, in artwork,
for example." He said BayTSP spidering technology has already taken
over twelve thousand Randall-owned images from newsgroup databases,
"and this is just the beginning."