The philosophical belief that all information should be freely distributed and unrestricted. This philosophy encourages piracy of all types of media including music, movies, TV shows, and software.
The term kopimist (someone who practices kopimism) originates from the root word, kopimi, meaning copy me
www.thepiratebay.org is one of the easiest places to find people who practice Kopimism.
Dude 1: "Did that guy from Kemptville get arrested for breaching all those piracy laws?"
Dude 2: "Naw man, he went to the courts, but he told them he was just practicing kopimism."
Referring to the congregation of file sharers which hold that copying information is a sacred virtue. The Missionary Church of Kopimism, based in Sweden, petitioned the Swedish government to have their church officially recognized as a religion. The sect's followers are called Kopimists from 'copy me.'
I used to be an Atheist, but since Kopimism is now an official religion, that's what I'm claiming.