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 WydenHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Senate confirms No. 2 spot at HHS, days after Price resigns Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax CEO faces outraged lawmakers | Dem presses voting machine makers on cyber defense | Yahoo says 3 billion accounts affected by 2013 breach MORE (D-Ore.) and Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranTIMELINE: The GOP's failed effort to repeal ObamaCare The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal IT modernization measure included in Senate-approved defense policy bill 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.