Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

October 31, 2014
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Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

A Connecticut prisoner is suing the state after he was denied access to three art books and another on childbirth, all of which appear to meet the guidelines for books that should be allowed under a Department of Correction policy designed to bar pornography from prisons. Dwight Pink Jr was convicted of murder along with…

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Copyright as Censorship? A Look at the Early History of Copyright

October 31, 2014
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Copyright as Censorship? The Early History of the Publishing Backbone

Fun fact: The concept of “copyright” was not originally created to protect creators’ rights to their content. Nor were early copyright laws implemented to propagate a free and healthy publishing industry meant to encourage new content to be produced. Rather, as the newest episode in Copy-me‘s webseries (Ep. 3: Early Copyright History) points outs, “copyright…

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CBLDF Bets on Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival This Weekend

October 31, 2014
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CBLDF Bets on Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival This Weekend

This Staurday, November 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you’ll find CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road) in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he’ll join guests such as Howard Chaykin, Chris Staros and more for the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival! Brownstein will be at booth #36…

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Spooky Premiums for a Creepy Halloween Donation!

October 31, 2014
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Spooky Premiums for a Creepy Halloween Donation!

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s a good time to check out some of the “Horror and Suspense” themed items in our online Rewards Zone! You can find the custom collection here, with a wide variety of items for all budgets. Angel & Faith Vol 1 Live Through This Signed By Rebekah Isaacs Beasts of…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 8: HALLOWEEN! With Scott Allie and Jeff Zornow!

October 30, 2014
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 8: HALLOWEEN! With Scott Allie and Jeff Zornow!

In this SPOOKY episode, we speak to Scott Allie, Editor-In-Chief of Dark Horse Comics, and cartoonist and horror expert Jeff Zornow, who is currently illustrating Godzilla: Rulers of Earth for IDW Publishing. Both of these gentlemen are big fans of horror as a genre and horror comics, and we spend some time with them talking…

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Ender’s Game Retained in Mesa County Curriculum

October 30, 2014
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Ender’s Game Retained in Mesa County Curriculum

The sci-fi novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card will not be banned from the curriculum in Colorado’s Mesa County Valley School District, a review committee decided with an 8-1 vote last week. The book, which is read and discussed in 6th grade language arts classes, was recently challenged by a parent and former 5th…

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Humble Bundle Kicks Off Halloween with Humble Horror Book Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

October 29, 2014
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Humble Bundle Kicks Off Halloween with Humble Horror Book Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

‘Tis the season for terror in this chilling collection of horror books and comics! Humble Bundle has teamed with several of the leading publishers to kick off the Halloween season right with a variety of the most sought after horror books on the market. Customers can pay what they want while supporting charity and satisfying…

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UK Prosecution Spotlights Dangers For Manga Readers

October 29, 2014
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UK Prosecution Spotlights Dangers For Manga Readers

Last week, we reported on a disturbing case in the UK, where Robul Hoque, a 39-year-old UK citizen was convicted of possession of child pornography as a result of owning manga-style images and anime. On its face, a successful child pornography prosecution should be praised, but in this case, the man who was arrested and given…

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The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle Ends Today!

October 29, 2014
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The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle Ends Today!

The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle from Dark Horse Comics benefits CBLDF, but you better act fast — in just a few short hours, your chance to name your price for more than $250 worth of digital comics will vanish like Alderaan! We reached out to some of the creators behind theses classic comics and…

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Ohio School District Considers Challenge to Freedom Writers Diary

October 28, 2014
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Ohio School District Considers Challenge to Freedom Writers Diary

The Parkway Local School District in northwest Ohio last week formed a committee to consider a challenge to the collaborative memoir The Freedom Writers Diary after the father of a high school freshman asked that it be banned from classrooms. Although the district is following its review policy regarding challenges, the book is currently suspended…

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