Kopimism, a Swedish church that holds internet file-sharing sacred, held its first marriage ceremony in Serbia.
The couple—a Romanian woman and an Italian man—were married late last month at Belgrade's SHARE conference, a three day festival celebrating new Internet and media developments. The presiding priest, or Kopimistic "Op" wore a Guy Fawkes mask as a computer read vows and some of Kopimism's central beliefs aloud. "We are here to announce a new pair of noble peers. Copying of information is simply right. Dissemination of information is ethically right. Copying and remixing information communicated by another person is seen as an act of respect," it said. "Do you want to share your love, your knowledge, and your feelings with [the bride] as long as that information exists?"
If this marriage is peer-to-peer, does this make BitTorrent a form of polygamy?
Russ Maschmeyer and Jessica Hische created this amazing website to celebrate their engagement! "Then the internet brought them together..." As someone who works on the internet I feel obliged to say, all hail the glorious internet! CSS Cupid and Computer Couple Connector!
Sometimes the internet is used for evil. Spamming, arguing, unnecessary crossover fanfiction writing... the list goes on. Ok, I'm just gonna come out and say that really, most of the internet is evil. However, every once in a while it wipes the Cheetoh crumbs off its chest, pulls itself together, and makes something wonderful. This cute proposal is one of those rare moments. Skip to 4:26 to see the interwebs for once mobilized in the name of good, not evil.