Summary Box: File-sharing Group Seen As Religious


Salon Staff
January 6, 2012 4:36AM (UTC)

GOT THE NOD: A file-sharing group that considers itself a spiritual organization says Sweden has recognized it as a religious community.

THE BACKDROP: The development comes amid a global crackdown on file-sharing websites often used to illegally download movies, TV shows and music.

Advertisement:

JUSTIFICATION: The group's leader says some 3,000 members meet every week to share files of music, films and other content they consider holy and regard copying as a sacrament. The public authority responsible for such decisions was closed for the day and couldn't be reached to confirm the approval.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff



Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •