Just as the Batman signal warns Batman of danger, an internet cat signal is officially activated to warn users of internet laws that threaten their internet freedom.
According to Fox News, the Internet Defense League, a project aimed at uniting the Internet against bad laws and monopolies, officially launched the “Cat Signal” Thursday night with parties in San Francisco, Washington, DC and New York City. Earlier this year, hundreds, even thousands of websites, banned together to protest the well-known SOPA and PIPA bills that threatened internet freedom by a voluntary 24-hour blackout. While the protests were a success as both bills did not pass in Congress, the protest was disorganized and there was no central source of information. The Internet Defense League aims to provide such a resource and strives to bring organization to these large scale protests.
The non-profit organization called Fight for the Future is behind the innovative attempt to unite websites against threatening laws and bills in the effort to protect internet freedom. Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, at the New York City launch party stated ”We now have members signed on to the Internet Defense League from both sides of government. The same kind of non-partisan strength that we saw [against] SOPA and PIPA … we’re seeing here with the Internet Defense League. I also hope that we never have to use [the Cat Signal]. I’m not that naive, but I really hope that that’s the goal.”
Internet Cat Signal is Officially Activated to Warn Users of Internet Laws.