Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UN ...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

BOOM! Studios Partners with Humble Bundle to Benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the launch today of the Humble BOOM! Bundle, a two-week initiative that will allow fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM! titles while supporting the Comic Book...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

Texas Minister Wants Vampire Books Banned From Library

August 26, 2014
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Texas Minister Wants Vampire Books Banned From Library

A minister in the small Texas town of Cleveland is spearheading a petition drive to have 75 books that he labels “demonic” removed from the Young Adult section of the local public library. Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle says...

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Dark Horse Offers CBLDF Variant For Fred Van Lente’s Resurrectionists!

August 26, 2014
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Dark Horse Offers CBLDF Variant For Fred Van Lente’s Resurrectionists!

On the eve of solicitation of the highly anticipated new ongoing series from Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger, Archer & Armstrong) and artists Maurizio Rosenzweig (Clown Fatale) and Moreno Dinisio (Dead Body Road) comes news of a second cover of the first issue, created for...

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Pensacola Teacher Will Not Lose Job Over Little Brother

August 25, 2014
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Pensacola Teacher Will Not Lose Job Over Little Brother

The past few months have seen a veritable flurry of challenges to books that were assigned to students as summer reading, but it all kicked off in the first week of June with a Pensacola principal’s unilateral cancellation of a One Book/One School program...

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Pop Culture Hound Podcast Features CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein

August 22, 2014
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Pop Culture Hound Podcast Features CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein

While in London for the Comica Festival, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein also found time to give a podcast interview to Chris Thompson of Pop Culture Hound. Thompson says of the 54-minute episode: Charles & I discuss his background in comics, how he ended...

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Google’s Crime Tip Raises Privacy Concerns

August 22, 2014
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Google’s Crime Tip Raises Privacy Concerns

“Hey did you read that email I sent you?” “Nope, but I bet Google did.” For those who think Google can do anything, it turns out you may be on to something. A tip from Google led to the arrest of a man from Texas named John...

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Waukesha Rejects Challenges to Two More Books

August 21, 2014
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Waukesha Rejects Challenges to Two More Books

Last month when a school review committee in Waukesha, Wisconsin unanimously rejected a challenge to John Green’s Looking for Alaska, the positive outcome was somewhat tempered by the news that two further books had been challenged in the same school district by another...

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Institutions Quick to Censor Public Art They Commissioned

August 21, 2014
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Institutions Quick to Censor Public Art They Commissioned

Everyone knows that art is not always pretty or positive. Its purpose often is to comment on the surrounding world, causing viewers to reflect on society and their own preconceived notions. But particularly in the United States it seems, disruptive art that makes its way out of museums and galleries and into the streets frequently...

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HarperCollins Launches the Humble Bookperk Bundle, CBLDF Among Beneficiaries

August 20, 2014
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HarperCollins Launches the Humble Bookperk Bundle, CBLDF Among Beneficiaries

HarperCollins Publishers has partnered with Humble Bundle to launch the Humble Bookperk Bundle, featuring a collection of award-winning sci-fi novels as well as other works by bestselling HarperCollins authors. For a period of two weeks, beginning today, customers can name their price for the titles included...

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Dynamite Entertainment Launches New DRM-Free Digital Comics Program; New Digital Initiative Benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

August 20, 2014
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Dynamite Entertainment Launches New DRM-Free Digital Comics Program; New Digital Initiative Benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the debut of its brand new digital comic program featuring DRM-free comics. Launching initially with comics available in PDF file format, the initiative makes a selection of its most popular and celebrated titles ready for download today directly by consumers....

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New Challenges Expected for The Giver

August 19, 2014
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New Challenges Expected for The Giver

With the recent release of the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 young adult novel The Giver, free speech groups are bracing for a resurgence of challenges to one of the most frequently targeted books of the 1990s. Last week Slate’s Ben Blatt talked to...

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Library Professional and Sequential Tart Founding Member Katherine Keller Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

August 18, 2014
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Library Professional and Sequential Tart Founding Member Katherine Keller Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to welcome Katherine Keller as the newest member of the organization’s Board of Directors. Keller joins Larry Marder, President; Milton Griepp, Vice President; Jeff Abraham, Treasurer; Dale Cendali, Secretary; Jennifer L. Holm; Paul Levitz; Andrew McIntire; Jeff Smith;...

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On the Border of Fourth Amendment Rights

August 15, 2014
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On the Border of Fourth Amendment Rights

As evidenced by the Ryan Matheson case, one of the risks we face as comics fans is the search and seizure of electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops when we cross international borders. Two recent decisions in Riley v. California and...

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Pennsylvania School Board Rescinds Ban of The Handmaid’s Tale

August 15, 2014
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Pennsylvania School Board Rescinds Ban of The Handmaid’s Tale

A Pennsylvania school board, which last month voted to ban Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a high school summer reading book, has reversed that decision at its subsequent meeting, the National Coalition Against Censorship has learned. As in so many other school districts...

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Don’t Miss CBLDF At Comica!

August 15, 2014
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Don’t Miss CBLDF At Comica!

CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein is in London this week to participate in the Comica Festival at the British Library. CBLDF will be set up with a table at the Comica Comiket, a one day marketplace featuring the most forward looking publishers and creators of comics in...

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Gear Up for Sin City with Frank Miller Merch!

August 14, 2014
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Gear Up for Sin City with Frank Miller Merch!

Frank Miller has been a long-time supporter of the CBLDF, serving on the Board of Directors for many years and currently sitting on our Advisory Board. In anticipation of the theatrical release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, we have opened up the archives to release a few very cool Frank Miller items...

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