File-sharing church’s first marriage: Noble peers encouraged to mix DNA

The Church of Kopimism, which holds the act of copying and sharing information is sacred, has performed its first-ever wedding ceremony. Church leaders advised the newlywed “noble peers” to share some DNA.

­The wedding took place in late April at the Share conference in Belgrade. An Italian man and Romanian woman vowed on stage to “share love, knowledge and feelings” with each other “as long as information exists.”

The holy ceremony was conducted by a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask whose voice was distorted by a voice modulator.

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

“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,” the post continued.  

Kopimists, who take Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, the keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Paste commands, as their holy symbols, preach that all information is sacred and free copying and sharing is morally sound.

The Missionary Church of Kopimism was recognized as a religious organization in Sweden in January following two failed application attempts. It has branched into some 20 other countries, including the US.

The Church has thousands of supporters, though not all of them attend worship services.