Author: Jordan Smith

First Amendment Rights of Students Argued Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. This potential landmark case concerns the First Amendment rights of students in public schools. The main argument of the case is whether the Tinker decision from…

New Extension! It’s Not Too Late For Retailers And Creators To Apply For PPP Loans and EIDL

Comic shop retailers and comics creators, if you have been looking for financial relief due to the pandemic, there are still two months for you to apply for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). President Biden recently signed the PPP Extension…

Jason Reynolds Announced as Honorary Chair for Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week has just announced Jason Reynolds as the inaugural Honorary Chair for this year’s Banned Books Week. Reynolds, an award-winning and bestselling author, will be headlining the event, which will take place September 26 – October 2, 2021.…

5 Library Victories Over Censorship

“Investing in libraries is investing in our community.” This week is National Library Week, and today is Take Action for Libraries Day. It’s a day to join with other library advocates to spread the word about all the benefits libraries provide to…

ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books Announced

This week is National Library Week! As they do every year at this time, the American Library Association has released its Top 10 Most Challenged Books list for the previous year. The list is based on media stories and voluntary…

Opposition to Georgia Senate Bill 226

On March 26, CBLDF signed a memorandum in partnership with the Authors Guild and the American Booksellers Association in opposition to Georgia Senate Bill 226 (SB 226). The proposed bill attacks an author’s constitutional right to free expression and their rights under…

WonderCon@Home is Next Week!

A logo for WonderCon@Home. Purple house with a swirling star.

I’m going to keep that exclamation point in the title! Though nothing beats joining as a community in person, I’m looking forward to seeing folks virtually next week at WonderCon@Home. For the second year in a row, WonderCon will be…

Easy Breakdown: The Four Types of IP

It’s not uncommon these days to hear people talking about intellectual property (IP), especially as it relates to the acquisitions and consolidation of IP by large companies. It is important to understand IP and make sure you are protecting your…

Bangladeshi Cartoonist Ahmed Kishore Released from Jail

It was confirmed on Thursday that the Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore was released from jail on bail for six months. Kishore was arrested along with ten others in May 2020 for “propagating disinformation against the government” by posting opinions…