Main Question or Discussion Point
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/05/file_sharing_sweden_kopimism_religion/Sweden has acknowledged that online file-sharing can be deemed a religion, after campaigners fought to get their cause recognised for more than a year.
The Church of Kopimism was apparently registered by the Swedish governmental agency Kammarkollegiet, which - among other things - manages the purse strings on behalf of organisations linked to the state or the Church of Sweden.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16424659The Church of Kopimism claims that "kopyacting" - sharing information through copying - is akin to a religious service.
I'm not a big fan of this religion, though perhaps for somewhat different reasons than why I'm not a big fan of most religions. But now that kopyacting is considered a religion, would the forum rules prohibit members from making value judgments on copyright violations?
I can't imagine anything even remotely close to this (the enchurchment of kopimism) being possible in the US in the near future. I think it takes a much more socialist leaning electorate to exert the pressure necessary for such an action.