Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde was sentenced to two years for charges related to his activities on The Pirate Bay. It's been over a year since his release and he has created a new machine that generates a roughly $10 million 'loss' for the music industry on a daily basis.
The device is called the 'Kopimashin' and it creates an endless amount of copies of Gnarls Barkley’s popular single, 'Crazy'. The device is rather simple, relying on a Raspberry Pi, an LCD display and a bit of coding. The device creates 100 copies of the single every second, which if priced at $1.25, results in a loss of $10,800,00 USD. Naturally, depending on the price of the single, this figure will change, but the bottom line is that the device generates a massive amount of copies that result in 'loss'.
According to Sunde,
“I want to show the absurdity on the process of putting a value to a copy. The machine is made to be very blunt and open about the fact that it’s not a danger to any industry at all”
Initially the device will be part of an upcoming exhibition, with hopes of expanding the project in the near future. If you are looking to get your hands on one, Sundre also plans to sell a few of the units which should help him pay back the millions he owes in fines from his previous imprisonment.