Recently in Toronto at the "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy" concert, Seth Hay proposed to his girlfriend, Cheryl Murray, in an appropriately geeky and spectacular fashion.
"Once the time came, Arnie (the composer) announced that 'Cloud' has a special message to share." Video started to roll. Final Fantasy VII's "Aeris's Theme" began to play. And the crowd watched as Cloud gave Murray the message Hay had composed for her: "Cheryl Murray, would you do me the honor of marrying me?" (Don't worry. She said yes.) "Never have I imagined I would propose in front of over 3,000 people in a Distant Worlds concert,"
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?