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Be prepared. Get the IDL started in your country! Internet freedom needs a global network behind it. Here's how to get started, right now:

  1. 1 Join the IDL in your country
  2. 2 Make an outreach plan
  3. 3 Organize an event
  4. 4 Email us to let us know and we can help

SOPA was an American law, but some threats (like the ITU) are international. If our network isn't truly global, we won't be able to respond adequately.

By making an IDL for your country, you'll be better equipped to defend the free Internet at home. You'll also be able to sound the alarm to a global network of allies; if groups in one country plan a successful IDL action, others can follow.

The best part is, it's pretty easy. All you need to do is identify the most influential, high traffic voices in your country who care about the open Internet and invite them to join. Bloggers, businesses, online communities, or top Twitter users-- they can all help you mobilize users to defend the Internet.

We've published a rough template you can use to get started. Fill it in as completely as possible, start sending invites, and track your progress. Join one of our online meetings, or plan your own brainstorming / outreach event.

Soon we'll be offering ways to start an IDL homepage for your country or region. If you've got any questions, join the google group, or drop us a line.

IDL members defend the net by broadcasting action messages on their sites and to their personal networks.

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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 [email protected]

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