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File-sharing recognized as religion in Sweden

Posted on Thursday, January 05 2012 @ 20:37:20 CET by


The Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet has recognised The Church of Kopimism as a religion. Followers of the church claim they view file-sharing as a religion, and hold CRTL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols.
The Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet finally registered the Church of Kopimism as a religious organisation shortly before Christmas, the group said.

"We had to apply three times," said Gustav Nipe, chairman of the organisation.

The church, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V (shortcuts for copy and paste) as sacred symbols, does not directly promote illegal file sharing, focusing instead on the open distribution of knowledge to all.

It was founded by 19-year-old philosophy student and leader Isak Gerson. He hopes that file-sharing will now be given religious protection.
Full details at BBC News.



 



 

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