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April 2005

19apr2005 · Individual-i

Bruce Schneier as launched a new campaign called Individual-i which provides a symbol for individual rights.

[The Symbol] recognizes that a free society is a safe society, and that freedom is founded upon individual rights.

The battle for individual rights is just beginning; our side needs a symbol.


As the site says,

Individual-i stands for:

  • Freedom from surveillance
  • Personal privacy
  • Anonymity
  • Equal protection
  • Due process
  • Freedom to read, write, think, speak, associate, and travel
  • The right to make your own choices about sex, reproduction, marriage, and death
  • The right to dissent

I think all these issues are very important, especially in times where privacy and anonymity get attacked for dubious reasons like “war on terrorism” and “fighting crime”. Furthermore, they help creating a better world due to more tolerance, independence, discussion and equality.

The Individual-i is a great idea in my opinion and encourage you to put the logo on your site, create bumpers, make t-shirts and posters or whatever your like.

The Individual-i symbol is not owned by any organization. There is no platform, no organizational structure, no meetings. This symbol is in the public domain: uncopyrighted, untrademarked, unowned. Anyone can use it for any purpose.

You can get the logo on the Individual-i site, in both JPEG and EPS (why the hell is the EPS so big?).

We hope to see this symbol displayed proudly wherever individual rights are valued.

NP: Dan Bern—New American Language

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