File-sharing church solemnizes first wedding

The first-ever wedding sanctioned by the Church of Kopimism (an officially Swedish church that reifies copying and characterizes file-sharing as a sacred act) was convened last weekend. It was a beautiful and awfully funny and joyous occasion, judging from the video. Here's Torrentfreak's Ernesto with more:

It was only a matter of time before the first Kopimist couple would become married, and last weekend this joyful union took place at the Share conference in Belgrade.

On stage, a Romanian woman and an Italian man were joined in a holy Kopimist act. Both promised to share the rest of their lives together and to uphold the highest sharing standards.

The Church was delighted to bring the news and commented: “We are very happy today. Love is all about sharing. A married couple share everything with each other.”

Like any other matrimony, a Kopimism marriage is bound by rules. The Church of Kopimism allows the couple to share their love with others, as long as those others don’t steal it. Most importantly, however, they have to copy and remix themselves.

“Hopefully, they will copy and remix some DNA-cells and create a new human being. That is the spirit of Kopimism. Feel the love and share that information. Copy all of its holiness.”

Or to put it in the words of another famous religion: “Be fruitful and multiply, teem on the earth and multiply in it.”

File-Sharing Church Weds First Couple

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    1.  Really? Gays and Lesbians can’t have children that are their genetic descendants??

    2. You’re right, however I don’t think Kopimism ever claimed to be radically queer. I also didn’t hear them say it was an obligation. Rather they said it was one of the most holy acts.

      What I don’t understand is how marriage even works into their religious framework. Marriage seems very anti-sharing. Marriage is one of the only institutions in which an individual legally shares ownership of possessions with one other person (and only that person). Rather than opening up one’s information to share with the community it seems to purposefully section it off. (Also, monogamy?)

      Though… maybe marriage is simply the way for Kopimist laity to practice sharing in all things. And it is the only legal way for them to share possessions, so maybe marriage simply signifies the legal limitations of the religion.

      I guess they could also be remixing the religion to suit their own desires and needs. lol

      1. “Like any other matrimony, a Kopimism marriage is bound by rules. The Church of Kopimism allows the couple to share their love with others, as long as those others don’t steal it. Most importantly, however, they have to copy and remix themselves.”

  1. Yea, the word “solemn” really came to mind there.

    Not to mention the inevitable fight a year later with the line, “Our marriage started with a joke and now it IS a joke!”

  2. Humor aside, I’m appreciating the integrity of the ritual.  Unlike these people, I live in a country where 50% of the population wants marriage to be stifling….all about separation and hierarchy….instead of based on sharing.  What a different approach to life.

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