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Missionary Church of Kopimism

Congregation of file sharers / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Missionary Church of Kopimism (in Swedish Missionerande Kopimistsamfundet), is a congregation of file sharers who believe that copying information is a sacred virtue[1][2][3] and was founded by Isak Gerson,[4] a 19-year-old philosophy student,[5] and Gustav Nipe in Uppsala, Sweden in the autumn of 2010.[6] The Church, based in Sweden, has been officially recognized by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency as a religious community in January 2012, after three application attempts.[4][7]

The Kopimi symbol
Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V

Gerson has denied any connection between the Church and filesharing site The Pirate Bay,[8] but both groups are associated with the Swedish art and hacking collective Piratbyrån.