File sharing recognized as an official religion in Sweden

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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File sharing has officially been recognized as a religion by the Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet. The Church of Kopimism reportedly applied for religious status three times over the course of…

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TS Evangelist
Isn't that the same country that considers Star Wars a religion? Or was that some other European country.


IT Overlord
I know the average IQ in the US is lower then any generation in the last 2000 years but I didn't know this level of stupidity was reaching other Countries.


TS Booster
Actually this is quite smart, at leat if you are into sharing files. I doubt they did it because they belive in an almighty p2p being.

"The group?s leader hopes that their beliefs will be considered in future lawmaking"


"The church, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V (keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste) as sacred symbols."

What about CTRL+Z, CTRL+A and ALT+TAB? Pffff...


TS Evangelist
Tomorrow will see a news headline that reads "File sharing church in swedens records taken by the USA feds"


TS Rookie
Silly silly posters. The reason they would make this a religion, is so they can't get attacked for sharing illegally at their "share" sessions as it's part of their mass.


"The only way to Heaven is through Bill "Pearly" Gates."

Haha nice call.


TS Enthusiast
hello ...

humm, that's interesting, well then there must be a copy devil and a paste god ... want to meet them to check their papers! Anyone wants to start a new bible ?

Happy New Year to everyone...



oh goodness !

Sodom and Gomorrah here we come.

and I thought that dude from Iran was kinda "funny".

One natural disaster coming your way.


not all religions have a god or devil... this is a religion that worships the power of knowledge something tangible yet at the same time immaterial in our world rather than beings we can barely conceive of let alone tangibly hold/see/obtain. it's a rather interesting approach and one i respect quite deeply

John Staerck

TS Rookie
Ranger12 said:
Isn't that the same country that considers Star Wars a religion? Or was that some other European country.
I believe you are referring to the 2001 and 2011 UK population census that allowed people to enter "Jedi" as religion.