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Keep Calm and Carry On

Interesting post from my friend Brad Rodriguez, with trademark implications:

Keep Calm and Carry On

I was delighted to find, recently, a T-shirt bearing this image. I think it’s the perfect antidote to the security/terrorism hysteria that has pervaded — or should I say, been inculcated in? — the U.S. since 9/11/01. Rather, this WW II image from the U.K. embodies Bruce Schneier’s repeated advice: “refuse to be terrorized, people!”

It turns out there’s a story behind this image and its rediscovery in 2000. (What fortunate timing!) And even though the image is over 70 years old, and was both created and released into the public domain by the British government, some idiots are trying to trademark the image. (And other idiots may be granting the trademark. Absurd.)

(Image from Wikimedia Commons.)

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