Machine that copies tracks 100 times per second created by Pirate Bay founder
A machine that copies tracks 100 times per second has been created by the Pirate Bay founder. Peter Sunde, a hero to all who make use of torrent sites has put his ingenuity towards his latest endeavour.
He owes record labels more than four million dollars and he has previously been on the run for two years and has spent a year in prison for copyright infringement.
Peter Sunde’s machine that copies tracks 100 times per second uses a Raspberry Pi computer and a simple code. His is a little machine that copies the Gnarls Barkley’s track “Crazy” over 100 times per second. It does this while it logs the amount of royalty money the record labels supposedly lose with each iteration.
With the speed at which the machine goes, more than eight million temporary copies are made every day. This results in a number close to ten million dollars in losses or eighty cents per copy, according to Gizmodo.
The objective behind Sunde’s machine that copies tracks 100 times per second, is to prove just how ridiculous modern copyright laws are. The punishment dished out for copyright infringement doesn’t equally reflect the magnitude of the crime.
He hopes to nudge ordinary people and powerful label owners alike into rethinking the laws and rules around the nature of copied material. He also compares modern day copyright trials to the age old obscenity trials in the US.
“To quote Kenneth Goldsmith, I think the file-sharing trials of this century are going to be our obscenity trials. The claims are never valid; they’re never based on actual damage.”
The machine is being called a piece of art and Sunde will be visiting other venues next year in order to show off his creation.
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