Make sure the internet never loses. Ever.

The Internet Blackout was just the beginning. Together, our websites and personal networks can mobilize the planet to defend the internet from bad laws & monopolies. Are you in?

Can be anything! Blog, Tumblr, YouTube
channel, Twitter stream, etc.

Early members of the league
and many more will be announced at our official launch

Beyond the
blackout

The Internet Defense League takes the tactic that killed SOPA & PIPA and turns it into a permanent force for defending the internet, and making it better. Think of it like the internet's Emergency Broadcast System, or its bat signal!

The Problem

Internet freedom and individual power are changing the course of history. But entrenched institutions and monopolies want this to stop. Elected leaders often don't understand the internet, so they're easily confused or corrupted.

The plan

When the internet's in danger and we need millions of people to act, the League will ask its members to broadcast an action.  (Say, a prominent message asking everyone to call their elected leaders.)  With the combined reach of our websites and social networks, we can be massively more effective than any one organization.

How it works

First, sign up.  If you have a website, we'll send you sample alert code to get working in advance.  The next time there's an emergency, we'll tell you and send new code.  Then it's your decision to pull the trigger.

Targets

We'll keep in close touch with groups like the EFF and Public Knowledge to identify threats and opportunities. We've also got a subreddit. This will get formalized more soon, but for now we're definitely targeting ACTA in June and CISPA as it re-emerges in the Senate.

redditjoin the discussion on reddit

Support the network. Become a member.

Our organization and network helped to defeat SOPA/PIPA (by making the innovative tools that powered the largest online protest in history).  The Internet Defense League continues this work. But it depends on its  members' donations for its tiny staff to keep working behind the scenes.  Your donation makes us stronger AND and helps us fight to win. $

What's in the works?

  • Optional code that activates automatically according to criteria you specify (e.g. SOPA returns).
  • Analytics to track the total size and reach of the network.
  • A collaborative system for identifying threats and opportunities.

Are you a developer?

Join the project to build the flexible JavaScript tools that make the Defense League tick.

Who's behind it?

Fight for the Future, the authors of several different SOPA blackout tools, and a growing group of volunteers, including Cloudflare. Be in touch.

Get in touch

If you run a big site and want to get in touch or if you want to get more involved, email us at team@fightforthefuture.org.

Join with Twitter

We're building a network of Twitter users to re-broadcast urgent alerts. Will you let the IDL post to your Twitter?