“Freedom to Share.
What does that mean to you?
For those of you who used isoHunt for years and was saddened by its shutdown, how much do you want to speak up about how much you believe in file sharing as a way of sharing culture itself, that one download doesn’t equal one lost sale, and how much you want the Internet to stay free? Free as in freedom, free as in speech and free from censorship?”
Gary Fung, founder of isoHunt.
What is that to you?
Just stuff you put on or is there more to it? Fashionistas may call clothing both art and identity of who you are. But what about the rest of us? However much or little we care about fashion, it speaks either way about who we are and what kind of impression we want to leave with people we meet.
So why do so few of us wear what we believe in? Do you believe in freedom of information? The freedom to not be spied upon? Do you want to tell your government to stop watching us?”
“The problem we want to solve with the Viva 10.23 brand is bring both form and function to clothes design. Form in high quality garment and stylish designs, and function in displaying statements we believe in for the world to see. Stylish looking clothes alone isn’t good enough, and neither is the usual t-shirt displaying letters and statements. I want to help start a clothing line that does both.
And the majority of profits made will be donated to charities and organizations that champions the very statements embedded in these cool clothes designs. Orgs like EFF, OpenMedia.ca. As well as development funds for new musicians and filmmakers, because in order to have the Freedom to create, artists should be financially enabled.”
isoHunt was shut down on October 23rd of this year, and founder Gary Fung leveled with a $110 million infringement fine. The site was quickly cloned by a separate group and remains online.
The ‘pre-Kickstarter’ campaign for Fung’s clothing line is here.