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Old 01-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Sweden recognizes "Kopimism" (from Copy me) as a religion

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.

http://kopimistsamfundet.se

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16424659

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120...xlc2hhcmluZ2E-

I just read this as well, and it seems that members have the authority to marry couples, apply for State funding, etc.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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This just in:

The Church of Mugging-Kopimists recognized by the Author's Guild

Says a spokesman for the Author's Guild: "Why not? If they're going to increase the value of my works, I have a right to that value... whether they like it or not."
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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But wouldn't copying information repeatedly just make it more difficult to find new information as you'd have to sift through reams and reams of the same old thing to find something adding to the base of knowledge?
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Hold on: Are you actually trying to make sense of a religion? What planet are you from?!?
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I just read this as well, and it seems that members have the authority to marry couples, apply for State funding, etc.
Are computer-human marriages legal in Sweden?
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