Reddit, Mozilla, Rep. Issa to launch 'Internet Defense League'

At kickoff events around the world on Thursday night, supporters will turn on "cat signal" spotlights as an unofficial symbol of the coalition.

Early members of the Internet Defense League include Mozilla, Reddit, Imgur, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge. 

Lawmakers who support the group include Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sens. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenTreasury releases proposed rules on major part of Trump tax law Rubio slams Google over plans to unveil censored Chinese search engine Hillicon Valley: GOP leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on bias claims | Sinclair beefs up lobbying during merger fight | Facebook users experience brief outage | South Korea eyes new taxes on tech MORE (D-Ore.) and Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranTougher Russia sanctions face skepticism from Senate Republicans Farm groups fear Trump aid won’t fix trade damage GOP senator: Trump said he never heard of anyone who didn’t want a payment from the government MORE (R-Ks.).

On its website, the group says it is targeting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) for defeat.

Issa was a leading opponent of SOPA, but he voted for CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that would increase information sharing between the government and the private sector, when it passed the House in April.