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CBLDF Looks to Canada Customs Case

June 29, 2011
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CBLDF Looks to Canada Customs Case

Last week, CBLDF announced that we are forming a coalition to defend a new case involving an American citizen facing charges in Canada that could result in a minimum sentence of one year in prison and registering as a sex offender. In 2010, an American citizen, computer programmer, and comic book enthusiast in his mid-20s…

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Supreme Court Protects First Amendment Rights for Entertainment & New Media in Brown v. EMA Decision

June 28, 2011
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"California’s effort to regulate violent video games is the latest episode in a long series of failed attempts to censor violent entertainment for minors." --Justice Antonin Scalia in the majority opinion on Brown v. EMA CBLDF is delighted to be celebrating the resounding victory in Brown v. EMA that came with yesterday's 7-2 Supreme Court…

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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere Weighs in on Brown v. EMA Decision

June 27, 2011
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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere Weighs in on Brown v. EMA Decision

Supreme Court Invalidates California Law Restricting Violent Video Games (This article also available in MS Word and PDF.) By a vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court held that a California law restricting the sale or rental of “violent” video games violates the First Amendment. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion for the Court, reasoning that…

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CBLDF Cheers Free Speech Victory in Brown v. EMA!

June 27, 2011
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CBLDF Cheers Free Speech Victory in Brown v. EMA!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund applauds today's Supreme Court decision to affirm the First Amendment rights of creators, readers and retailers by denying states the ability to create new restrictions on violent content in Brown v. EMA. In a 7-2 decision, the high court struck down a California law that would have banned the…

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CBLDF Forms Coalition to Defend American Comics Reader Facing Criminal Charges In Canada

June 24, 2011
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CBLDF Forms Coalition to Defend American Comics Reader Facing Criminal Charges In Canada

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today announces that it is forming a coalition to support the legal defense of an American citizen who is facing criminal charges in Canada that could result in a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison for comics brought into the country on his laptop. This incident is…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #12

June 23, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #12

Hi, Friends of Liberty! Welcome to the 12 installment of our behind the scenes sneak peeks of CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards. Past posts have centered on depictions of fan-fave characters created by well known artists like Matt Wagner, Stan Sakai, James Kochalka, Jeff Smith, Erik Larsen, and Todd McFarlane. Today, I’m going to show you…

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CBLDF Heads to the ALA Annual Conference with Exclusive Babymouse Print

June 22, 2011
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CBLDF Heads to the ALA Annual Conference with Exclusive Babymouse Print

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce its plans for the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference, taking place this weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana! You'll find CBLDF at booth 1749 in the Graphic Novel Pavilion throughout the weekend! As part of our ongoing educational programming and outreach into the Library community,…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #11

June 21, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #11

Hello Friends of Liberty! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights of the comic book community. That means all of us: creators, publishers, distributors, retailers, librarians, and fans. It’s CBLDF’s mission to spring into action whenever and wherever we are needed to protect freedom of…

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New Tennessee Law Threatens Freedom of Expression

June 20, 2011
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New Tennessee Law Threatens Freedom of Expression

There's a new law in Tennessee that threatens freedom of expression and the right to privacy. Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law HB 300, which makes criminals out of those who post images online that cause "emotional distress," even when the emotionally distressed individual is not the intended recipient. The language of…

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Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual SDCC Auction Event

June 17, 2011
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Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual SDCC Auction Event

CBLDF and TFAW only announced our Third Annual Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event last week, and the artists are already piling in for what's shaping up to be a great auction! Read on for a list some of the folks already in line, with art in hand!

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