- For "Copyright": A red c-clamp, tight shut, within a circle of chains. I doubt that I need to explain that image, much. The red clamp would make for a nice favicon, too.
- For "Common Law": A chain strung along a series of posts, such as you might see marking lines in a bank or in front of a painting in a gallery. That represents the gentle but firm guidelines established by contract, property, and tort law.
- For "the Common Good": A computer screen showing a long string of alternating zeros and ones. These numbers—". . . 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 . . ."—would represent both binary code and the links of a chain, each of them free of the others and rotated to stand proudly upright.
Why worry about mere pictures so early in the process? I'd say "pleasantly muse" rather than "worry"; I like illustration puzzles. I find, too, that good visual symbols can help me work up good verbal symbols.
[Crossposted to Intellectual Privilege]