The Internet Defense League, a coalition of companies and individuals worried about government regulation of the Internet will project a cat symbol in the skies of San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., London and the Mongolian city of Ulaanbaatar on July 19th (tonight).
Why the cat symbol?
It’s no coincidence that the event is planned the same night at Batman opens in theaters and, according to Mashable, “In Batman lore, the ‘batsignal’ is lit by police to get the caped crusader’s attention whenever trouble strikes Gotham City. In the real world, the IDL wants the “catsignal” to become a symbol of organized activity against online censorship.”
The IDL calls it “a bat-signal for the Internet.”
Supporters of the IDL include Mozilla, WordPress, reddit, CheezeBurer, Public Knowledge, Craigconnects, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Dutch politician Marietje Schaake.