If we don’t actively get involved with protecting what the Internet is and what it stands for then it will be twisted to benefit corporations by ignorant politicians. Probably. The greatest Brit of the current generation (no, not David Beckham, I’m talking about Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the world-wide web … and then gave it to humanity for free) is gravely concerned about the possibilities of regulations creeping into the web.
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.
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.
Please do visit the Internet Defense League and sign-up.