Sharing in spirit: Kopimism and the digital Eucharist

  title={Sharing in spirit: Kopimism and the digital Eucharist},
  author={Aram Sinnreich},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={504 - 517}
  • Aram Sinnreich
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • Information, Communication & Society
Kopimism, a new religion officially recognized by Sweden in 2012, is based on the principles that copying, disseminating and reconfiguring information are not only ethically right, but also are in themselves ‘sacred’ acts of devotion. Kopimist philosophy also holds that ‘the internet is holy’ and that ‘code is law’ (a phrase copied from legal scholar Lawrence Lessig). Kopimism has already raised some interesting questions and debates in both legal and religious circles. Some grumble that the… 
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