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Re: [vox] [Semi-OT] DRM-free icon? :)
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Re: [vox] [Semi-OT] DRM-free icon? :)



Gandalf Parker wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 05:03:38PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
>> So apparently folks are working on making some logos that help
>> explain to consumers what kind of DRM and licensing restrictions
>> there are for their content (games, music, movies, ebooks, etc.)
>>
>> Or, just in terms of DRM, a quick and obvious one would be
>> an unlocked padlock with "DRM Free" or "No DRM" or just
>> 'DRM'-with-a-slash-through-it. :)
> 
> Do you want to be clear? Or represent a position on the subject?
> To me the circle/slash has shifted from being "no" to being "NO!". It tends to take on the feel of a militant stance.
> 
> Of course there are levels of licensing in our world so there is probably room for more than one icon so we can fit the proper one to each instance. 
> 
> How about an open hand? or a hand with a sheet of paper giving it freely? The paper can even be floating away from the open hand.
> 
> One symbol I always liked with open source was a paper airplane in flight. 
> 
> How about just the circle/slash symbol itself but all broken up? As in, no-NO's
> 
> Gandalf  Parker


I'm kinda surprised http://www.defectivebydesign.org doesn't have any. I
feel like I've seen such a thing, but maybe it's just not on their website.

Alex
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