So, someone asked: “What on earth is bipcotting? I went to the website and it makes absolutely no sense to me. Perhaps I’m just dense, but I didn’t get it…”
I’d make a joke of “If you have to ask, you’ll never know,” but that’s rude. And I kinda love explaining it, actually.
BipCot is a semi-serious semi-joke anti-IP license.
“BipCotting” is holding up a BipCot flag of some sort (or wearing a BipCot mask, BipCot T-shirt, BipCot button, or a BipStrong bracelet) to “license” the person and/or thing in the photo, i.e. to “protect it from government.”
It’s an anarcho-capitalist in-joke that’s getting pretty popular. Suze is using a printed license because we didn’t have time to get her a flag or T-shirt before she left. Here are more pix of other people “BipCotting” things: http://bipcot.org/?p=625 and http://bipcot.org/?p=584
People are encouraged to “BipCot ’round the world” while traveling (like Suze is in the photo above, in Nepal), and send us the pix to post.