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The Church of file sharing recognised as a religion by Sweden

Swedish authorities has confirmed it's recognition of a 3,000 strong organisation of file sharers, called Church of Kopimism as a religion.  

To help with the name translation, "Kopimi" pretty much means what it sounds like: "copy me."  The organisation shares beliefs in the sharing and copying of data, as they see them to be a sacred act.  Alongside this, monitoring and eavesdropping is seen as wrong.  It's taken them a few attempts (their last declined application for official church status was in July of 2011); but Kopimism has finally been granted official recognition as a religion.

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