Kopimism, Sweden's Pirate Religion, Begins to Plunder America
A Swedish religion whose dogma centers on the belief that people should be free to copy and distribute all informationâregardless of any copyright or trademarksâhas 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 humanâthe Romans remixed Greek mythology, after all, they say. In January, Kopimismâa play on the words "copy me"âwas formally recognized by a Swedish government agency, raising its profile worldwide....
For the NT to be printed and promoted today, the publishing company would demand a copyright. Then, every month, fellows named Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter and James would receive a check in the mail and retire to their Florida homes during the winter months.
For the sake of Christianity's success, it's a good thing that this Kopimism religion was alive and well in the 1st Century.