Friday, January 13, 2012

Bend the knee, Web lovers

Sweden has formally recognized the Church of Kopimism, a new religion that believes file copying is a right. BBC News:
    Philosophy student Isak Gerson, spiritual leader and founder of the Church of Kopimism, said being recognized by Sweden is a big step towards removing the stigma around copying.

    "Hopefully, this is one step towards the day when we can live out our faith without fear of persecution," Gerson said in a statement.

    The Church of Kopimism, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V (the keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste) as sacred symbols, was founded in 2010 with the hopes that file-sharing would be given religious protection. Followers of the church, who are called Kopimists, organize so-called "kopyactings," or religious services where members copy and share information with each other.

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