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Kopimism, Sweden's Pirate Religion, Begins to Plunder America 'Kopimism' gives internet piracy a place to worship By Jason Koebler April 20, 2012 RSS Feed Print The symbol of Kopimism, a religion dedicated to information sharing. The symbol of Kopimism, a religion dedicated to information sharing. A Swedish religion whose dogma centers on the belief that people should be free to copy and distribute all information—regardless of any copyright or trademarks—has made its way to the United States. Followers of so-called "Kopimism" believe copying, sharing, and improving on knowledge, music, and other types of information is only human—the Romans remixed Greek mythology, after all, they say. In January, Kopimism—a play on the words "copy me"—was formally recognized by a Swedish government agency, raising its profile worldwide. [Rapidshare: Megaupload's Pirates are Unwelcome] "Culture is something that makes people feel much better and makes people appreciate their world in a different way. Knowledge is also something we should copy regardless of the law," says Isak Gerson, the 20-year-old founder of Kopimism. "It makes us better when we share knowledge and culture with each other." More than 3,500 people "like" Kopimism on Facebook, and thousands more practice its sacred ritual of file sharing. According to its manifesto, private, closed-source software code and anti-piracy software are "comparable to slavery." Kopimist "Ops," or spiritual leaders, are encouraged to give counsel to people who want to pirate files, are banned from recording and should encrypt all virtual religious service meetings "because of society's vicious legislative and litigious persecution of Kopimists." Official in-person meetings must happen in places free of anti-Kopimist monitoring and in spaces with the Kopimist symbol—a pyramid with the letter K inside. To be initiated new parishioners must share the Kopimist symbol and say the sacred words "copied and seeded." The gospel of the church has begun to spread, with Kopimist branches in 18 countries. An American branch of the religion was recently registered with Illinois and is in the process of gaining federal recognition, according to Christopher Carmean, a 25-year-old student at the University of Chicago and head of the U.S. branch. "Data is what we are made of, data is what defines our life, and data is how we express ourselves," says Carmean. "Forms of copying, remixing, and sharing enhance the quality of life for all who have access to them. Attempts to hinder sharing are antithetical to our data-driven existence." [ISPs Close to Implementing System to Punish Piracy] About 450 people have registered with his church, and about 30 of them are actively practicing the religion, whose symbols include Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V—the keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste. It's no surprise the religion was born in Sweden—it has some of the laxest copyright laws in the world. The Swedish Pirate Party has two seats in the European Parliament, and The Pirate Bay, a Swedish website that's one of the world's largest portals to illegal files, has avoided being shut down for years. Gerson is happy to allow people who want to open their own branches of Kopimism to copy its symbols and religious documents. "There's been a couple people that asked me [to start congregations], but I tell them they shouldn't ask. You don't need permission," he says. "It's a project, and I want projects to be copied, so I'm happy when people copy without asking." Most Kopimists say they realized they were practicing the religion before they found it. "There are many people who are like me, who always held the Kopimist ideals, but hadn't yet heard of the official church," says Lauren Pespisa, a web developer in Cambridge, Mass., who gave a speech about the religion in March to a group of anti-copyright activists called the Massachusetts Pirate Party. "I think some people are like me and have embraced it officially and publicly, but some people believe in it and don't really want to mix religion and politics."

'Kopimism' gives internet piracy a place to worship

April 20, 2012 RSS Feed Print

The symbol of Kopimism, a religion dedicated to information sharing.The symbol of Kopimism, a religion dedicated to information sharing.

A Swedish religion whose dogma centers on the belief that people should be free to copy and distribute all information—regardless of any copyright or trademarks—has made its way to the United States.

Followers of so-called "Kopimism" believe copying, sharing, and improving on knowledge, music, and other types of information is only human—the Romans remixed Greek mythology, after all, they say. In January, Kopimism—a play on the words "copy me"—was formally recognized by a Swedish government agency, raising its profile worldwide.

[Rapidshare: Megaupload's Pirates are Unwelcome]

"Culture is something that makes people feel much better and makes people appreciate their world in a different way. Knowledge is also something we should copy regardless of the law," says Isak Gerson, the 20-year-old founder of Kopimism. "It makes us better when we share knowledge and culture with each other."

More than 3,500 people "like" Kopimism on Facebook, and thousands more practice its sacred ritual of file sharing. According to its manifesto, private, closed-source software code and anti-piracy software are "comparable to slavery." Kopimist "Ops," or spiritual leaders, are encouraged to give counsel to people who want to pirate files, are banned from recording and should encrypt all virtual religious service meetings "because of society's vicious legislative and litigious persecution of Kopimists."

Official in-person meetings must happen in places free of anti-Kopimist monitoring and in spaces with the Kopimist symbol—a pyramid with the letter K inside. To be initiated new parishioners must share the Kopimist symbol and say the sacred words "copied and seeded."

The gospel of the church has begun to spread, with Kopimist branches in 18 countries.

An American branch of the religion was recently registered with Illinois and is in the process of gaining federal recognition, according to Christopher Carmean, a 25-year-old student at the University of Chicago and head of the U.S. branch.

"Data is what we are made of, data is what defines our life, and data is how we express ourselves," says Carmean. "Forms of copying, remixing, and sharing enhance the quality of life for all who have access to them. Attempts to hinder sharing are antithetical to our data-driven existence."

[ISPs Close to Implementing System to Punish Piracy]

About 450 people have registered with his church, and about 30 of them are actively practicing the religion, whose symbols include Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V—the keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste.

It's no surprise the religion was born in Sweden—it has some of the laxest copyright laws in the world. The Swedish Pirate Party has two seats in the European Parliament, and The Pirate Bay, a Swedish website that's one of the world's largest portals to illegal files, has avoided being shut down for years.

Gerson is happy to allow people who want to open their own branches of Kopimism to copy its symbols and religious documents.

"There's been a couple people that asked me [to start congregations], but I tell them they shouldn't ask. You don't need permission," he says. "It's a project, and I want projects to be copied, so I'm happy when people copy without asking."

Most Kopimists say they realized they were practicing the religion before they found it.

"There are many people who are like me, who always held the Kopimist ideals, but hadn't yet heard of the official church," says Lauren Pespisa, a web developer in Cambridge, Mass., who gave a speech about the religion in March to a group of anti-copyright activists called the Massachusetts Pirate Party. "I think some people are like me and have embraced it officially and publicly, but some people believe in it and don't really want to mix religion and politics."

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More privacy fears as Facebook buys facial-recognition startup for undisclosed sum | Mail Online

Facebook is bringing one of its long-term vendors, a facial-recognition technology company Face.com, in-house.

The Israeli company's technology helps people tag photos on the Web by figuring out who is in the pictures.

The deal bolsters one of Facebook's most popular features – the sharing and handling of photos – but the use of the startup's technology has spurred concerns about user privacy.

Zucks

Zuckerberg: Facebook is bringing one of its long-term vendors, facial-recognition technology company Face.com, in-house

Media reports in past weeks have pegged the size of the transaction at between $80 million to $100 million, but two people familiar with the terms of the deal said the actual price was below the low-end of that range.

Other sources suggest the deal is closer to $60m.

Facebook, which will acquire the technology and the employees of the 11-person Israeli company, said in a prepared statement that the deal allows the company to bring a 'long-time technology vendor in house.'

 

More privacy fears as Facebook buys facial-recognition startup for undisclosed sum | Mail Online.

 

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Kopimism israel media interview 13/08/12 – Occupii

Kopimism israel media interview 13/08/12 – Occupii.

דת חדשה בשבדיה: שיתוף קבצים

דת חדשה בשבדיה: שיתוף קבצים

מאת: אסף לבנון, מערכת וואלה!
יום חמישי, 5 בינואר 2012, 12:34

ה"קופומיזם" – שיתוף קבצים – אושר בשבדיה כדת רשמית. עכשיו מקווים המאמינים שאמונתם תכובד ורדיפתם תיפסק

הסימנים המקודשים הם קופי ופייסט. קופימיזם צילום: האתר הרשמי

הסימנים המקודשים הם קופי ופייסט. קופימיזם (צילום: האתר הרשמי)

שיתוף קבצים הוא דת? כך לפחות מאמינה קבוצת פיראטים שבדית. למזלה – ממשלת שבדיה מסכימה איתה. לאחר קמפיין שנמשך כשנתיים, נתנו רשויות שבדיה את התואר "דת רשמית" ל"כנסיית הקופימיזם", שסימניה המקודשים הם "העתק" ו"הדבק" (CTRL+C ו- CTRL+V).

מסתבר שבעוד שברחבי העולם – כולל שבדיה – מסתכל החוק על הורדות פיראטיות כעבירה לכל דבר, יש את אלו שמסתכלים עליה כפעילות מקודשת. איזאק גרסון, סטודנט לפילוסופיה החליט לעגן את "אמונתו הדתית" הזאת וייסד את כנסיית הקופימיזם ב-2010, בתקווה שכך יוכל למנוע

תביעות נגדו ונגד משתפי קבצים נוספים. שתי בקשות שהגיש סורבו, לאחר שהכנסייה לא הצליחה לשכנע שהיא דת לכל דבר, הכוללת טקסים דתיים כתפילות, מדיטציות וכדומה. כעת נעתרה לבסוף המדינה לבקשה, ובכנסייה מקווים שהאישרור החוקי יסיר את הסטיגמה מעל שיתוף קבצים ויעצור

את הפיכת "מאמיניו" לעבריינים (זאת למרות שההכרה לא הפכה את שיתוף הקבצים לחוקי בשבדיה).

"להיות מוכר על ידי המדינה זה צעד גדול. בתקווה, זה יוביל לכך שיום אחד כולנו נוכל לחיות באמונתנו מבלי חשש לתביעה. אני חושב שליותר אנשים יהיה עכשיו את האומץ להצהיר על עצמם כקופימיסטים. אולי לא פומבית, אך לפחות לאנשים הקרובים אליהם", אמר איזאק גרסון לאתר TorrentFreak, המסקר את התחום.

בחצי השנה האחרונה שילשה הכנסייה את מספר חבריה מאלף ל-3,000, והיא מצפה שהחדשות האחרונות יגרמו להרחבת השורות עוד יותר. "אנו הקופימיסטים לא רק סמכנו אחד על השני במאבק הזה, אלא על כל מי שמעתיק מידע. לכל אלו שיש להם חיבור לאינטרנט: תמשיכו להעתיק, חזקו את הקו של הקופיזם", הצהיר מייסד הדת החדשה


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