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Church Of Kopimism: The New File Sharing Religion

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Church Of Kopimism: The New File Sharing Religion (updated)

With file sharers all over the world being hunted by copyright holders and aided by the governments they lobby, there's now a new angle to this fight: file sharers turn their hobby into a religion. Since 2010, a group of self-confessed Swedish 'pirates' have tried to have their beliefs recognized as an official religion, but were denied several times. However, just before Christmas, they have finally succeeded in convincing the authorities that the Church Of Kopimism is a real, genuine bona fide religion. How they exactly achieved this isn’t clear, however. The Missionary Church of Kopimism was founded by philosophy student Isak Gerson, who is one of a large group of Swedes that believe file copying to be a sacred act. Gerson is ecstatic at this development and hopes more people will now feel able to come out as 'Kopimists'.

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This is why no one takes the pirating argument seriously. These guys are the NAMBLA of the internet.
 
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I'd like to see an official Church built in which followers go to. lol
 
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Perhaps if they only shared at the "church" they wouldn't have the issues as who could prove it?
 
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Hey look a group doing illegal acts and then tying to hide behind religion...like thats never happened before.
 

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At the moment that's certainly officially where they would go.
Still not a church. :/
In there they can have one, out here such a church would be perma raided by the SWAT or some..
 
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At the moment that's certainly officially where they would go.
Still not a church. :/
Oh sure it is. When they get on their hands and knees to pray they get exactly what they deserve in prison. I think prison is holy ground for pirates. They should all go there once a year like Mecca.
 
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What exactly makes it a "church". Is it a branch of Christianity?
The leader must be crazy or trying to use this as a smokescreen.
 

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What exactly makes it a "church". Is it a branch of Christianity?
The leader must be crazy or trying to use this as a smokescreen.
I don't think a church have to be christian.
 

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What exactly makes it a "church". Is it a branch of Christianity?
The leader must be crazy or trying to use this as a smokescreen.
I don't think a church have to be christian.
Anyone can start a church/religion and it can be about almost anything, too.

Welcome to TPU Novulux. :toast:
 
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Anyone can start a church/religion and it can be about almost anything, too.

Welcome to TPU Novulux. :toast:
Yup, look at the United Church of Apple. Although, that one seems to have hit a snag; their Messiah Steve Jobs didn't rise from the dead.
 

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Yup, look at the United Church of Apple. Although, that one seems to have hit a snag; their Messiah Steve Jobs didn't rise from the dead.
Yeah, bit of a problem that, innit?

There's better ways to fight copyright corporatism than starting some pathetic religion. Namely, get funded and fight them the same way they fight you. It's not easy, that's for sure, but not impossible and organizations like the EFF and the Pirate Party are a start.
 
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Trying to be funny or something?
Nope just stating the facts. Some pirates should go to prison. That way they could be with like minded people.
 
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I'd like to see an official Church built in which followers go to. lol
There's tons of them around. Just go to any IKEA store. Remember they're swedish.
 

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...more and more people goes crazy, another proof that internet eats away people brains
 
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Let any one of you who haven't downloaded anything be the first to throw a stone at me. : P