A symbol of individual rights
Today, the rights of individuals are being eroded: by government, by corporations, by society itself. This icon — the Individual-i — represents the rights of the individual.
It represents the right to privacy and anonymity in the information age. It represents the rights to an open government, due process, and equal protection under the law. It represents the right to live surveillance free, and not to be marked as "suspicious" for wanting these other rights.
It 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.
We hope to see this symbol displayed proudly wherever individual rights are valued.
Using the symbol
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.
Vía Boing Boing.
Individual-I is a new campaign that Bruce Schneier has launched, to promote the idea of individual liberty. The sign shown here -- a vaguely humanoid capital letter I -- is intended to be a readily recognized symbol of personal liberty, freedom from surveillance and control, guarantee of due process rights and other fundamentals that are eroding in today's world. It is meant to be as recognizable and simple as a peace symbol or a cross, and as iconic. I think it's a wonderful idea. Bruce isn't claiming any ownership or control over this, hoping that it will grow organically (though he will help you sell your Individual-I merch through his site).