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New line of defense on the Internet

In January, thousands of web sites, including Wikipedia, it was to dark to protest against the legislation in Congress aimed at combating copyright infringement. Those who oppose the Bills, known as soup and pipe, said that measures amounts to censorship on the Internet. And as the web protests became viral, many lawmakers retracted their support for the Bills.

Now, behind the protest organizers have formed a new coalition to take the same muscle in line to fight against other measures UNESCO believed a threat to freedoms online.

the League, led the fight for the future and co-founder Alexis Ohanian Reddit, is developing a bat signal of Internet of all kinds. When the group is detected a threat to the Internet - very probably through unacceptable legislation - that will send the supporters of a piece of code that you can add to your website in order to organize the masses in protest.

The group is comparing Internet "bat signal".

The coalition was formed recently by the fight for the future nonprofit. Tiffany Cheng, co-founder of the struggle for the future, said that members of the coalition so far include several companies and Internet activists who reach millions of Internet users. 

The Internet of the Defence League created a website a few weeks ago with a home page that encourages visitors to "ensure that the Internet never misses." "Ever." Adds, "Together, our web pages and personal networks can mobilize the planet to protect Internet from bad laws and monopolies."

"Think of it as the Internet broadcast of emergency, or his bat signal system", says the home page.

According to all D things, the Defence League Internet has already won the support of WordPress, Imgur, Cheezburger Network, Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark.

The League of Defense of the Internet will formally launch in proxinos days, when Congress returns to session. At that time, the Senate could take up legislation so maligned CISPA. CISPA is intended to allow private companies to share information with the Government in the case of a cyber attack, but critics worry that you give the federalists a pass for access to your private information. It was passed in the House in late April, and now moves to the Senate, where could be dealt with by bent or own account in other legislation. The White House has already said that it would veto CISPA if it arrives at the table of the President.

At least two cybersecurity bills being considered by the Senate. In February, the Senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins introduced legislation of cyber security in 2012, and a month later, Senator John McCain unveiled the law of Secure IT. Their efforts could be combined in a single invoice, but there are differences according to, "core" the senators are far unlikely to overcome.

Internet groups, as they fight for the future, for its part, have already some success in the persecution of cyber-security accounts. The Internet blackout, for example, led to the disappearance of the Act of piracy in line stop (IAD) and the IP PROTECT Act (PIPA). A campaign anti-CISPA, however, did not prevent its approval in the House.

The group plans to launch officially in two weeks, said Cheng. The Internet of the Defence League "formalised the network" companies of the web "who want to defend and protect Internet freedom," he added.