Category: Legal

Law Firm Fights Back with the Power of Comics

Mock Comic Book cover for court case Third Planet versus Crowne Plaza Hotel. T. J. Johnson looks on determined as cutlery and fire extiguishers hurtle down from above!

Clobbered by falling extinguishers! Fires erupting in the parking lot! What is a comic shop to do? Fight back with comics! A recent court filing on behalf of Third Planet Sci-Fi and Fantasy Superstore included a thirteen-page comic explaining their…

Victory! Supreme Court Issues Mahanoy Decision

Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court issued their opinion on Mahanoy v. B.L. In an 8–1 ruling, the Justices decided that the Mahanoy Area School District violated the First Amendment rights of B.L. The case revolved around B.L., a cheerleader, who was removed from…

CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of the Constitutional Rights of Students

On March 31, 2021, CBLDF filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in partnership with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and National Coalition Against Censorship. The brief is supporting the constitutional rights of students in public schools. This is a…

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…

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…

Victory in New York for Free Speech, New Legislation Targets SLAPP

On Tuesday this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State signed legislation that strengthens the protection from frivolous lawsuits. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, or SLAPP suits, are a strategic form of litigation that is used by wealthy plaintiffs…

CBLDF Leads Coalition to Protect the First Amendment Rights of Editorial Cartoonist

CBLDF is leading a coalition protesting the removal of a cartoon satirizing President Donald Trump by Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson from the online marketplace Redbubble. The removal arises from a meritless complaint by the Trump re-election campaign. The…

Poetry is Everywhere! Howl and the Obscenity Trial

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, -Allen Ginsberg, Howl   Poetry is everywhere and that includes comic books. Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with CBLDF by taking a look-back on Allen…

Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing to monitor the situation surrounding the outbreak…