Copimism (also called Kopimismo) is a philosophical current registered as a religion in Sweden, created according to some to legally protect the exchange of information through P2P networks and, which basically seeks and wants to recognize the right of every human being, to share information that he possesses, as part of a search for freedom and as love and generosity towards his neighbor.
Some people use the following quotes to summarize this philosophical current:
Copy and share information is the best and most beautiful thing that exists. That they copy your information is a sign of appreciation, that someone thinks you have done something good.
All knowledge is for everyone.
The search for information is sacred.
The circulation of information is sacred.
The act of copying is sacred and more so when the copied information is expanded, ordered and / or improved.
Therefore this philosophical current is based on seven axioms that unites them to the philosophical and religious currents that have arisen in different parts of the world:
The copy of information is always ethically correct.
The disclosure of information is always ethically correct.
Copymixing (mixing and copying) is a right and for some, a sacred way of copying, more so than the finished digital copy, because it expands and increases the richness of existing information.
Copying or remixing information communicated by another person or persons is seen as an act of respect and a strong expression of acceptance of faith as well as philosophical conviction.
Internet, books, paper and any other means to transfer knowledge can be considered sacred, because they are the basis of human knowledge and must be taken care of by all.
The code is law because it allows us to transfer and share information between people.
All divinity is a copy, every copy is divine, because humans have transferred their knowledge, either by oral tradition, written or now on websites, chats, emails, P2P networks or any other technological means present or future.
Any follower of this philosophical current can exercise its right to share or sympathize with one or several of these axioms, but not being dogmas of faith, it will be enough to share the principles of some to be considered a copyist.
On the other hand, depending on the profile of the supporter or follower, you can base your faith, or your fidelity to this philosophy, if we do not want to mix the word «religion» so as not to hurt sensibilities, based on the beliefs of respect, autonomy or human rights. as they are:
Fundamental rights (inherent to every human being)
Respect for human dignity
Cultural rights of a collective, even if it is a minority
Individual and / or collective social rights
Right to health and housing
Freedoms and / or civil rights
Individual freedoms of individuals
Collective rights to the determination
Iuspositivism or legal positivism
Right to press freedom
Rights to freedom of expression
Right to freedom of access to information
Right to free economic competition
Right to safety
Right to administrative morality
Right to enjoy a public space
Right to defend the cultural heritage of a collective (even if said patrimony is Internet)
Of course everything is debatable and all our rights and freedoms should not threaten those of others, but that is why we are here:
To defend our point of view that is based on the free copy, distribution and improvement of all types of information, for moral, religious or philosophical reasons, without being persecuted, stigmatized or having to become martyrs by the application of certain regulations , laws or local beliefs.
And of course, from the current legislation, because we can not and will not recommend, make or allow illegal actions, some of which may be seen as normal and even as an act of individual freedom for many.
From here we want to make available to all, a space to fight for freedom and for our right to communicate.