File-Sharers Denied Official Religion Status in Sweden2011.07.11 09:06 by Daniela
A group of self-confessed file sharers in Sweden have tried to make their newly-founded religion officially recognized by the authorities. By having their religion officially accepted, the members of the Church of Kopimism hope that they would be immune from prosecution. However, the Swedish authorities have denied the request for the second time in succession.
The founder of the Missionary Church of Kopimism, Isak Gerson explains the reasons for the first rejection:
When the pirates applied for second time, they formalized their official rituals, including meditation over shared information and the act of copying. But they had been denied the right to start a church in Sweden again.
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