The laughing cat symbol indicates that the Internet is in danger and that a superhero is now called upon to save it from bad legislation.
Brainchild of Reddit’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian and internet activist group Fight for the Future, Internet Defense League was announced in May. Following the announcement quite a few advocacy groups we well as large websites have showed their support for the league with Mozilla, WordPress and Grooveshark joining the league.
IDL believes that the huge collaboration of networks will act as an “emergency broadcast system” that will spread awareness. “With the combined reach of our websites and social networks, we can be massively more effective than any one organization,” read the Internet Defense League’s website.
Members of the Internet Defense League want to bring about the notion of activism, which was seen recently across the web in protest of SIPA, PIPA and ACTA, on the internet and make it a “permanent force”.
The IDL will be initially focusing on copyright enforcement bills. But, it will also ensure that it mobilizes itself in response to other government proposals that may affect the Internet.