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Can You Help? ALA Needs Reports on 2017 Censorship

January 10, 2018
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Can You Help? ALA Needs Reports on 2017 Censorship

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) believes that somewhere between 82% – 97% of book challenges go unreported. They are encouraging people with information regarding censorship incidents in 2017 to fill out this online report, which gives the option of anonymous filing for anyone afraid of potential repercussions for reporting these events.…

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Congressional Art Contest Winner

January 9, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Congressional Art Contest Winner

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has joined with a diverse group of nonprofits advocating for free expression and the arts in filing an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief is in support of Missouri representative William Clay and David Pulphus, an artist who is Clay’s constituent, appealing the courts…

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Grand Theft Auto V

January 5, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Grand Theft Auto V

On December 27, 2017, CBLDF filed an amicus brief with nine other media organizations, asking the New York Court of Appeals to reject actress Lindsey Lohan’s and former Mob Wives star Karen Gravano’s invitation to expand the state’s right of publicity law by broadening New York Civil Rights Law Section 51. The brief states that…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 26: Sina Grace

January 3, 2018
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In this episode, we speak with cartoonist/writer/editor Sina Grace about his career and current work, including Nothing Lasts Forever from Image Comics, and Marvel Comics’ Iceman. We discuss his start in the industry, the various roles he has filled over the years, his creative process, and his approach to adult content. TOPICS INCLUDE: Longshot, Chvrches,…

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Don’t Miss Out! Judge Dredd by IDW & 2000AD Charity Humble Bundle

January 3, 2018
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Don’t Miss Out! Judge Dredd by IDW & 2000AD Charity Humble Bundle

This bundle really instills Dredd! From 2000AD and IDW Publishing comes a truly Dredded collection: Humble Comics Bundle: Judge Dredd by IDW & 2000AD. Name your price for a bundle of Judge Dredd comics and support charity, including CBLDF! But act now! There’s only one week left, and missing out would be Dreddful! Get judgmental with…

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Guantánamo Bay Art Show Causes Pentagon Policy Crackdown

January 2, 2018
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Guantánamo Bay Art Show Causes Pentagon Policy Crackdown

Since early October, an unassuming exhibit of 36 paintings, drawings, and sculptures has lined two beige hallways on the sixth floor of Haaren Hall, part of John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s campus. The catalog is photocopied and stapled together, available in a stack for any passerby. Students hurry through without looking up from their phones. There…

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Prolific Taiwanese Comics Artist on Government Censorship

January 2, 2018
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Prolific Taiwanese Comics Artist on Government Censorship

Hsu Mao-sung, an 81 year-old Taiwanese comic book artist and publisher, spoke about the censorship of comics from the 1960s to the 1980s in a recent video interview with the BBC. Hsu spoke about some of the restrictions artists faced in those difficult years: Our characters couldn’t jump too high. They couldn’t hit with their…

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Baltimore Pulls Buck Out of School

December 8, 2017
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Baltimore Pulls  Buck  Out of School

Baltimore County School District has caved to pressure from parents and removed MK Asante’s award winning memoir Buck from the curriculum at Digital Harbor High School. Parents claimed profanity, as well as graphically described sexual acts, were the reasons Buck was inappropriate for 9th graders. Out of a 272-page book, parents complaints mostly centered around one out-of-context chapter…

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