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Filesharing new official religion in Sweden

Copy/paste are sacred rites

post 4.Jan.2012, 07:25 PM
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Press release from the Church of Kopimism

The Church of Kopimism is recognized by the state of Sweden

Just before Christmas, the Swedish governmental agency Kammarkollegiet registered the Church of Kopimism as a religious organisation. This means that Sweden is the first country to recognize kopimism as a religion.

The Church of Kopimism have tried to become registered as a religious organisation by Kammarkollegiet for more than a year.

- Since Kammarkollegiet has been strict with formalities, we had to apply three times, a happy Gustav Nipe – board chairman for the organisation – says. He continues, I think it might have something to do with the governmental organisations abiding by a very copyright friendly attitude, with a twisted view on copying.

For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information holds a value, in itself and in what it contains, and the value multiplies through copying. Therefore, copying is central for the organisation and its members.

Being recognized by the state of Sweden is a large step for all of kopimi. Hopefully, this is one step towards the day when we can live out our faith without fear of persecution, says Isak Gerson, spiritual leader of the Church of Kopimism.

The Church of Kopimism is a religious organisation with roots from 2010. The organisation formalizes a community that’s been well spread for a long time already. The community of kopimi requires no formal membership. You just have to feel a calling to worship what is the holiest of the holiest, information and copy. To do this, we organize kopyactings – religious services – where the kopimists share information with eachother through copying and remix.

Copy and seed.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 4.Jan.2012, 07:32 PM
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So! If you are of that religion, you can download(copy)copyrighted materials and avoid prosecution by claiming it as a religious ritual and must be respected as such and not punishable by current laws.

Where can I sign up?

Are there any monthly fees? rolleyes.gif
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post 4.Jan.2012, 07:39 PM
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The Church of Kopimism's official webpage
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post 4.Jan.2012, 07:40 PM
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Revenge of the clones.
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post 4.Jan.2012, 07:42 PM
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Joined: 23.Aug.2011

Of all the religions, this one we know...have the biggest losers as disciples laugh.gif
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post 4.Jan.2012, 08:34 PM
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Joined: 10.Jul.2006

Atleast they can prove some parts of their history!
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post 4.Jan.2012, 09:27 PM
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Joined: 3.Jan.2012

They just made it for laughs, similar to Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I bet MPAA and RIAA are their satan laugh.gif
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