The Church of Kopimism: File-Sharing is Now a Religion

Sweden recognized the Church of Kopimism as a full-fledged religious institution just prior to Christmas. The founding principle of this “church” is that file-sharing and copying is a sacrement that cannot be touched. The Swedish acknowledgment of this “church” does not, however, legalize the sharing of copyrighted material.

Their holy symbols? Yes, you guessed it: CTRL+C and CTRL+V for the keyboard shortcuts of copy and paste, respectively. Or if you’re awesome and you have a mac, then it’s ⌘+c and ⌘+v for you.

Members of this church, who call themselves Kopimists, hold events called “kopyactings” where members copy and share information with each other.

I don’t know about you but I find this whole thing very weird. But why would Sweden care. They were just ranked as  #7 out of the top 23 countries for work-life balance.

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