File sharing religion weds first couple

A Kopimistic wedding isn't all that different from a regular wedding. It's just that the priest – err, 'Op' is the correct term – happens to be wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, a computer reads the vows, and the groom is clad in pirate garb (no comment on the bride's dress). Alright, so it's nothing like a regular wedding, but whatever does it for you, right? According to US News, just such an event went unpublicized late last month.

Kopimism, a religion built around file sharing, was officially recognized as a religion by Sweden back in January. The wedding between a Romanian bride and her Italian groom at Belgrade's SHARE conference was the first of its kind. In case you're curious about what sort of vows a religion built around file sharing might have, we've copied them below (irony intended):

We are here to announce a new pair of noble peers. Copying of information is simply right. Dissemination of information is ethically right. Copying and remixing information communicated by another person is seen as an act of respect. Do you want to share your love, your knowledge, and your feelings with [the bride] as long as that information exists?

Okay... Moving on, Isak Gerson, the founder of Kopimism, who also attended the ceremony as a witness, wished the couple well in a statement on the religion's official website. “Hopefully, they will copy and remix some DNA-cells and create a new human being. That is the spirit of Kopimism. Feel the love and share that information. Copy all of its holiness... copy and seed,” he wrote.

Yeah, we'll leave you on that note, but we are curious to hear some of your thoughts on the ceremony, and file sharing as a way of life.

Image via Det Missionerande Kopimistsamfundet

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Of course people will bash this and say their religion is the only one worth anything.... What they fail to realize is that all religions started like this.... History is just so skewed because half of the modern religion information was just passed down by word of mouth... As if I'm going to believe what some ancient retard said 2000 years ago? Look at this world today... look at how many idiots there are out there compared to intelligent beings... it's sad, but it's true. All religions (and everything new and unheard of to the present really!) are criticized at first, but eventually people will come to accept and something like this won't seem so ridiculous. Besides, what is religion (well most religion at least) anyway besides a great way of teaching people respectable values?

I could go on all day about how religion is corrupt and ridiculous, but I'd be wasting my time since somebody is just going to argue their side and never give up. I'm not here to tell anyone they're wrong, but Religion always is and always will be a man-made way of trying to accept yourself for who you are and why you're here. In this case it's a little bit different though and actually a little more interesting... If you're going to chose sharing of knowledge and information as a way of life, more power to you! That's how it should be.

Anyway, I'm perfectly okay with this, regardless of weather it's not my thing and what not... Copyright is really about nothing but greed... after all, why else would you want to make sure nobody shares or takes credit for your work without paying you a fee first?

mDaWg said,
Copyright is really about nothing but greed... after all, why else would you want to make sure nobody shares or takes credit for your work without paying you a fee first?

You know, deep down in your heart you're talking out of your ass don't you? You've clearly never created anything. Ever.

mDaWg said,
Copyright is really about nothing but greed... after all, why else would you want to make sure nobody shares or takes credit for your work without paying you a fee first?

Since when is wanting to put food on the table for my kids been about greed? Come back to the real world where people have to pay bills.

Kopimism is new, people will laugh because they've got such a short vision of the future; no doubt they are the people who laugh at things which are 'different' or isn't 'popular'

causa45 said,
That's the saddest thing I've ever seen.

Should visit church, you'll see sad people praying to paintings & light candles next to them. lol

I just told my girlfriend about this religion and she's actually just laughed hysterically What a f**king joke LOL! These muppets will one day grow up

Spirit Dave said,
I just told my girlfriend about this religion and she's actually just laughed hysterically What a f**king joke LOL! These muppets will one day grow up

Oh, how I long for the day that the entire religious world grows up.
I fear it will not happen in my lifetime, though.

Enron said,
Now that's just silly. Taking this stuff a bit too far.

Some religions mandate the removal of the prepuces of infant boys. I'd say THAT is going too far.

Enron said,
Now that's just silly. Taking this stuff a bit too far.
Because an old wizard in the sky isn't? Hypocrisy isn't? Being judgmental isn't? Segregating classes isn't? Killing in the name of what again? Eating a mans flesh and drinking his blood isn't? Denying basic human rights isn't? How about preaching common sense? Birth control? Open expression? Not being in denial? Accepting others? Forcing yourself or ideas on others isn't taking it a bit too far?

The list goes on but let me know if I missed any of the big ones. Last time I checked ALL organized religions are silly and "take stuff a bit too far"...

Now if she was wrapped with DRM he would only be "licensed" to love her, if the father-in-law wanted to withdraw the blessing he would file a Cease and Desist, if he moved house he'd have to leave her behind and worst of all he wouldn't be aloud to share her with friends.

/S