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English: SVG version of a flag protesting the suppression of an HD-DVD encryption key, see en:AACS encryption key controversy.

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.

Español: Versión SVG de una bandera de protesta contra la supresión de la clave de cifrado del HD-DVD, ver es:Controversia por la clave cifrado AACS
Français : Version SVG d'un drapeau protestant contre la suppression de la clé de chiffrage des HD-DVD.
한국어: HD-DVD 암호화 키를 가리는 깃발의 SVG 버전.
Nederlands: SVG-versie van een vlag die protesteert tegen de onderdrukking van een HD-DVD-encryptiesleutel.
Polski: Wersja SVG flagi protestującej przeciwko represjom związanym z upublicznianiem klucza enkrypcji nośników HD-DVD, zobacz stronę na wikipedii

Source code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<svg xmlns="" width="480" height="288">
<rect fill="#09f911" width="96" height="288"/>
<rect fill="#029d74" width="96" height="288" x="96"/>
<rect fill="#e35bd8" width="96" height="288" x="192"/>
<rect fill="#4156c5" width="96" height="288" x="288"/>
<rect fill="#635688" width="96" height="288" x="384"/>
<text font-size="32" fill="white" font-family="Bitstream Vera Sans" x="388.1" y="269.3">+<tspan font-size="48">C0</tspan></text>
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current10:55, 9 April 2009Thumbnail for version as of 10:55, 9 April 2009480 × 288 (507 bytes)Fibonacciaggressive simplification.
07:16, 27 May 2007Thumbnail for version as of 07:16, 27 May 2007480 × 288 (4 KB)Bryan DerksenReverted to earlier revision
15:58, 26 May 2007Thumbnail for version as of 15:58, 26 May 2007512 × 512 (746 bytes)Stephen BainReverted to earlier revision
02:14, 13 May 2007Thumbnail for version as of 02:14, 13 May 2007480 × 288 (4 KB)Bryan DerksenRe-upload superior quality version with the bit of metadata Thebainer's objecting to removed.
16:18, 6 May 2007Thumbnail for version as of 16:18, 6 May 2007480 × 288 (5 KB)Bryan DerksenThis version is a more accurate representation of the original
11:30, 4 May 2007Thumbnail for version as of 11:30, 4 May 2007512 × 512 (746 bytes)Dylan Lake{{Information |Description=SVG version of a flag protesting the suppression of an HD-DVD encryption key, see en:HD DVD encryption key controversy |Source=Source: [ Badmouth] URL:

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