After two failed attempts, where the Church was asked to formalize its way of praying or meditation, the authorities finally recognized the organization as an official religion. The Church’s founder is ecstatic about this news, and hopes that it will motivate more people to come forward as ‘Kopimists’.
“I think that more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists. Maybe not in the public, but at least to their close ones,” Isak tells TorrentFreak. “There’s still a legal stigma around copying for many. A lot of people still worry about going to jail when copying and remixing. I hope in the name of Kopimi that this will change.”
Blessed are the poor in bandwidth,
for theirs is the kingdom of FiOS.
Blessed are they who share porn,
for they shall be comforted by RealDoll™.
Blessed are the MegaUpload users,
for they shall inherit premium accounts.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for torrents,
for they shall be seeded.
Blessed are the PPV streamers,
for they shall obtain live MMA fights.
Blessed are the YouTube users,
for they shall see copyrighted content.
Blessed are the USENET faithful,
for they shall be called children of l33t.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of file sharing,
for theirs is an entry into wikipedia.