Blog Archives

Bonfire Agency Launches CBLDF’s First Consumer Advertising Campaign

July 15, 2011
By
Bonfire Agency Launches CBLDF’s First Consumer Advertising Campaign

With the recent announcement of CBLDF's Canada Customs Case, CBLDF gained a valuable new partner in the fight for Free Speech: Bonfire Agency. Bonfire, a firm specializing in pop culture marketing, took on the heady task of helping CBLDF reach out to supporters with the first consumer advertising campaign in CBLDF's history. To support CBLDF’s…

Read more »

SMILE for the CBLDF with Raina Telgemeier!

July 15, 2011
By
SMILE for the CBLDF with Raina Telgemeier!

Raina Telgemeier is the creator behind Smile, an award-winning autobiographical graphic novel that Publishers Weekly calls, "A charming addition to the body of young adult literature that focuses on the trials and tribulations of the slightly nerdy girl..." Telgemeier also adapted and drew several The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels and co-wrote the bestselling X-Men: Misfits…

Read more »

Judge Hears Arguments in Case Challenging Search of Electronic Devices at Borders

July 12, 2011
By

In the past three years, nearly 12,000 people have had their electronic devices searched when crossing international borders into the United States. These searches are being challenged in Abidor v. Napolitano, a case that could have repercussions for anyone carrying electronic devices when crossing international borders into the United States. The case sheds light on…

Read more »

Babymouse Supports Free Speech with the CBLDF

July 11, 2011
By
Babymouse Supports Free Speech with the CBLDF

Babymouse, the star of the eponymous and award-winning graphic novel series, supports Free Speech and has plenty to say about it! Fans of the extremely popular Babymouse series were treated to something special at this year's ALA annual conference: the premiere of a CBLDF-exclusive Babymouse print, illustrated by series artist Matthew Holm! As an extra…

Read more »

More Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual Auction Event!

July 8, 2011
By
More Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual Auction Event!

CBLDF and TFAW are gearing up for our Third Annual Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event at Comic-Con International, and we're already saving our pennies to bid on some exceptional pieces! We've added more folks to the lineup and the art has started rolling in. Here's the latest lineup, and don't miss the gallery that…

Read more »

Crazy 8 Press Launches with CBLDF Benefit at Shore Leave 33

July 7, 2011
By
Crazy 8 Press Launches with CBLDF Benefit at Shore Leave 33

This weekend, the founders of Crazy 8 Press -- Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, and Howard Weinstein -- take their superhero act on the road to attend Shore Leave 33 and support the CBLDF in the process! Shore Leave 33, a fan-run science fiction convention, takes place July 8-10,…

Read more »

BABYMOUSE Print, signed by Matthew and Jenni Holm!

July 6, 2011
By
BABYMOUSE Print, signed by Matthew and Jenni Holm!

The superstar BABYMOUSE comes out to support Free Speech and the First Amendment! This limited print, featuring the extremely popular kids' graphic novel character, was created especially for the CBLDF by series artist Matthew Holm, and signed by him and series writer Jenni Holm! Get your copy now!

Read more »

Canada Customs Case in the News

July 6, 2011
By
Canada Customs Case in the News

With the recent spate of legal victories that CBLDF has celebrated, Brigid Alverson with CBR's Robot 6 blog took a moment to touch base with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about the Canada Customs Case: It’s been a momentous week for the CBLDF. Last Friday we announced our decision to build a coalition to aid…

Read more »

The Alaska Press Reacts to Recent Invalidation of Senate Bill 222

July 5, 2011
By

Sometimes, even the best intentions produce overly-broad laws that cannot be enforced or that violate the First Amendment rights of innocent parties. Last year, Alaska passed Senate Bill 222 with the intent to protect minors, but the language of the law put an unreasonable burden on internet users, including comic book creators and retailers selling…

Read more »

CBLDF Wishes You a Happy Fourth of July

July 4, 2011
By
CBLDF Wishes You a Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! As we spend the day celebrating the United States, watching fireworks, and enjoying barbeques, let's also remember the fight for our freedoms, a fight that required the founding of a brand new nation. Not least of those freedoms: The freedom to say what's on our minds! Let's also remember the people…

Read more »