New Religion based on Filesharing

Ein 19jähriger Philosophiestudent aus Schweden will grade die „Church of Kopimism“ als offizielle Religion anmelden. Bislang haben die Behörden dem Vorhaben eine Absage erteilt, weil der Bullshitfaktor nicht erfüllt sei bzw. „its meetings did not constitute ‘worship’“, aber das kriegen wir auch noch hin.

Ich hab' da mal was vorbereitet: „Our Copy on Harddrives, hallowed be your Bits. Your Time will come, your Content be streamed, on screen as in the browser. Give us this day our daily Futurama-Episode, and forgive us our fucking low Upstream, as we also have forgiven our Leechers. And lead us not into Geoblocking, but deliver us from Digital Rights Management. Share!

Founded by 19-year-old philosophy student, Isaac Gerson, this brand new church believes that copying and the sharing of information is the most beautiful thing in the world. To have your information copied is a token of appreciation, say the church, a sure sign that people think you have done something good. […]

“In our belief, communication is sacred. Communication needs to be respected. It is a direct sin to monitor and eavesdrop on people. Absolute secrecy is holy in the Church of Kopimism.”

The church has its own set of axioms, most of which revolve around free access to knowledge and the sharing of information. They include:

# Reproduction of information is ethically right.
# The flow of information is ethically right.
# Remix Spirit is a sacred kind of copying.
# Copying or remixing information conveyed by another person is an act of respect.

File-Sharers Await Official Recognition of New Religion, hier die Website der Church of Kopimism