The Missionary Church of Kopimism, founded in Sweden by 19-year-old philosophy student Isaac Gerson, hopes to gain official recognition as a religion.
The church, which uses the kopimi (copyme) symbol as their logo, has the following beliefs:
- All knowledge to all
- The search for knowledge is sacred
- The circulation of knowledge is sacred
- The act of copying is sacred
They are strictly against copyright and DRM software, as this poses an ongoing obstruction to copying. The religious group believes that copying and sharing information is extremely important, and that to have your information copied is a sign of appreciation as it shows that someone thinks you have done good.
Although they were denied official recognition last year, they are now trying to find out what exactly it will take for them to achieve acceptance for their beliefs and be classified as a religion.
[via Torrent Freak]