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File sharing gets recognized as an official religion in Sweden

After several attempts, file sharing has finally been recognized as an official religion. The official name for the file sharing church is the Missionary Church of Kopimism, which was founded in 2010 by philosophy student Isak Gerson and holds ctrl+c and ctrl+v as sacred acts. And if you piss them off, you get ctrl+xcommunicated.

After two failed attempts, where the Church was asked to formalize its way of praying or meditation, the authorities finally recognized the organization as an official religion. The Church’s founder is ecstatic about this news, and hopes that it will motivate more people to come forward as ‘Kopimists’.

“I think that more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists. Maybe not in the public, but at least to their close ones,” Isak tells TorrentFreak. “There’s still a legal stigma around copying for many. A lot of people still worry about going to jail when copying and remixing. I hope in the name of Kopimi that this will change.”

During the last half year the Missionary Church of Kopimism tripled its members from 1,000 to 3,000 and it’s expected that the recent news will cause another surge in followers. Official member or not, Gerson encourages everyone with an Internet connection to keep on sharing.

“We confessional Kopimists have not only depended on each other in this struggle, but on everyone who is copying information. To everyone with an internet connection: Keep copying. Maintain hardline Kopimi,” Gerson concludes.

You can join the movement here


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  1. mastermalpass reblogged this from nohetero and added:
    Just sounds like a religionized version of socialism if you ask me. And I approve of it!
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    this is great. i am a kopimist.
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  17. twistedevilbitch reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    sign me up
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