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Crazy 8 Press Launches with CBLDF Benefit at Shore Leave 33

July 7, 2011
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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,…

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BABYMOUSE Print, signed by Matthew and Jenni Holm!

July 6, 2011
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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!

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Canada Customs Case in the News

July 6, 2011
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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…

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The Alaska Press Reacts to Recent Invalidation of Senate Bill 222

July 5, 2011
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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…

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CBLDF Wishes You a Happy Fourth of July

July 4, 2011
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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…

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The Good Fighters: TFAW’s Andrew McIntire and Elisabeth Forsythe

July 1, 2011
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The Good Fighters: TFAW’s Andrew McIntire and Elisabeth Forsythe

To help fund its fight for Free Speech, CBLDF relies on many people, including the retailers who keep us in comic books and graphic novels. Retailers support us by becoming members, leaving a collection can on the counter, and putting on events in their stores to benefit CBLDF. In the case of Things From Another…

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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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