January 6, 2012
Sweden recognizes copying and file-sharing as religion
Here is a bizarre story discussing the intersection between my religion reporting and intellectual property interests: Sweden has recognized copying and file sharing as religion.
The LA Times explains:
And people thought Temple 420 was just a gimmick to smoke pot under the cover of religious worship. At least Craig X. Rubin made an argument that cannabis came from God and groups have long recognized drug use as a vehicle for communicating with God.
Kopimism appears to have been created from whole cloth, which is actually surprising because you might expect its founder to have copied his church’s sacred documents.