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
- 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.
We hope to see this symbol displayed proudly wherever individual rights are valued.
NP: Dan Bern—New American Language