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Re: <nettime> Vice > Peter Sunde > I Have Given Up
Magnus Boman on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 04:40:41 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Vice > Peter Sunde > I Have Given Up


   Last week Peter also announced his new art project, the Kopimashin,
   which copies a song about eight million times in a day, creating huge
   losses (sic) for the music industry:

   The Kopimashin creates an endless amount of copies of a specific audio
   track (gnarls barkleyâs crazy). The audio track is copied to
   /dev/null, a unix data pipe for avoiding permanent storage. The
   Kopimashins lcd display consists of three rows of information, the
   serial number of the mashin, amount of copies created and the dollar
   value it represents in losses for the record labels (Downtown Records /
   Warner Music), currently represented by USD1,25 per copied piece.

   The goal of the kopimashin is to make the audio track the most copied
   in the world and while doing so bankrupting the record industry.

   (http://konsthack.se/portfolio/kh000-kopimashin/)

   M.

   On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 7:40 PM Fenwick Mckelvey <mckelveyf {AT} gmail.com> wrote:

     Â  Â Hi all,
     Â  Â Thanks for sharing. I have always found the comments of Peter
     Sunde
     Â  Â provocative to say the least and an interesting moment of
     reflection
     Â  Â about tactical media. IMHO the Pirate Bay remains a seminal
     case of
     Â  Â media activism (all things considered) especially to see
     someone like
     Â  Â Sunde still receive quasi-MSM attention years after the trial.
 <...>

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