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#1 ChopSuey

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:26

This is just too much! :)

Go forth and multiply — and download as many movies and music albums as your hard drive memory can handle.

This could very well be one of the Ten Commandments of a new government sanctioned religion in Sweden — the Church of Kopimism — which advocates rampant Internet piracy.
“I think that more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists,” says Isak Gerson who founded The Missionary Church of Kopimism in 2010. “A lot of people still worry about going to jail when copying and remixing. I hope in the name of Kopimi that this will change.”

Gerson had attempted twice to have Kopimism recognized as an official religion and finally, just before Christmas, the Swedish governmental agency Kammarkollegiet registered the church as an official religious organization. The Church of Kopimism requires no formal membership.

“You just have to feel a calling to worship what is the holiest of the holiest: information and copy,” says Gerson. “To do this, we organize kopyactings — religious services — where kopimists share information with each other through copying and remixing.

Law officials estimate that billions of dollars are lost every year with people “sharing” movies and music albums off of their private sites.


Source: http://www.toronto.c...igion-in-sweden


#2 nominak

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:28

Good on sweden

#3 Farstrider

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:39

Ha ha classic!

#4 mokthraka

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:42

can we talk about piracy on neowin now?

#5 Farstrider

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:51

can we talk about piracy on neowin now?


Seriously??

#6 Miuku.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 00:06

What. Just what.

#7 xendrome

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 00:06

What does a political party have to do with a being a religion? Sounds like something from TheOnion TBH...

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:20

It is going to be one of the least crazy religions - it has a solid basement in contemporary reality. Unless they start dancing around totem poles and setting infidels on fire because St. Torrent told them through a VPN it was a good idea, might as well let them have it.

Religious beliefs do not provide any means to escape a trial and fines, I might add.

#9 Wolfbane

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:26

Religious beliefs do not provide any means to escape a trial and fines, I might add.

Not that people of other religions don't try (and far too often succeed at) using that excuse.

#10 Haaa-Choo

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:31

freedomz \m/

#11 alexalex

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:47

can we talk about piracy on neowin now?


Yes, on the religion forum

#12 Hum

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 14:33

praise Buddah :laugh:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:56

i have just converted to kopimism :) I welcome you all to follow me in my righteous path CTRL+C my brothers and may CTRL+V bring you bountiful porn

#14 Lyric

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:25

I've been a kopimists for the last 10 years and I didn't even know it. I support this religion. sweet

on a side note, I got my warning rate increased for talking about kopimistism on neowin yesterday. I guess this means I can sue neowin for Religious Discrimination now.

see you in court, Neo.

#15 MikeChipshop

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:48

Yes, on the religion forum


QFTW lol



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