The Free Speech Flag is a symbol of personal liberty used to promote freedom of speech. Designed by artist John Marcotte, the flag and its colors correspond to a cryptographic key which enabled users to copy HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. It was created on May 1, 2007, during the AACS encryption key controversy.
The flag is sometimes displayed by cryptoanarchists.
Text description of the flag by author John Marcotte: Free Speech Flag -- Our government has become increasingly willing to sacrifice the rights of its citizens at the altar of corporate greed. As ridiculous as it sounds, even numbers have become “intellectual property” that corporations can claim ownership of. We here at Badmouth think that idea stinks. We want to start a movement, a movement to reclaim personal liberties and decorporatize the laws of our nation. To that end we have made a flag, a symbol to show support for personal freedoms. Spread it as far and wide as you can. We give this flag away freely, and also give away the rights for people to make similar, derivative works. the colors of the flag are (in hex code format): #09F911 #029D74 #E35BD8 #4156C5 #635688 The letters "C0" are added to signify that simply publishing a number is "Crime Zero". Spread the word.
PlayStation 3 Free speech flag, created in honor of the original Free Speech Flag.