Turning the force of a historical moment into a mere historical footnote takes little more than managing to squander momentum. A loose coalition of Internet companies, advocacy groups and individuals are working to ensure that doesn't happen in the wake of SOPA/PIPA. Enter the Internet Defense League, (IDL) which officially launched today.
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The IDL, of which CDT is a member, fits the vision that this new movement should think and act like an Internet start-up. That vision was offered last month by CDT President Leslie Harris during a keynote speech at the Personal Democracy Forum. Harris noted that the nascent movement is seeking to define itself and cultivate the relationships needed to sustain its efforts: