The Internet Defense League is a network of people and sites who use their massive combined reach to defend the open internet and make it better. Because it can sound the alarm quickly to millions of users, people are calling it “a bat-signal for the Internet”.
For the launch, two ideas seemed awesome: 1) Launch on the night the new Batman movie comes out (the midnight showings for hard-core fans) and 2) have launch parties in cities around the world with real-life bat cat signals.
This idea is silly but on some level it is also awesome. Imagine the protest impact of actual cat signals being put up over major cities whenever some assholes decide to fuck up Internet civil liberties for their personal financial interest.
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