A coalition of activists are building a network to help fight legislation and other measures that threaten Internet freedom.
Called the Internet Defense League, the organization hopes to act as a “bat signal” of sorts for protecting the Internet.
The plan is to use tools that websites such as Wikipedia and Reddit used during the online SOPA and PIPA protests into a “permanent force for defending the Internet.”
The group behind the Internet Defense League is Fight for the Future, a non-profit that bills itself as “working to expand the Internet’s power for good.” Fight for the Future helped build the tools that allowed thousands of websites to participate in the SOPA blackouts in January.
Fight for the Future co-founder Tiffany Cheng tells The Huffington Post that some of the members of the Internet Defense League include web companies, activists and Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit. Cloudlfare, a startup that lets website owners quickly and easily speed-up their pages, is also involved.
More details about the Internet Defense League will become public when the group formerly launches next month.
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