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Critical Fail: The Censorship of RPGs

May 24, 2012
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by Justin Brown Let's say you've been reading up on the CBLDF coverage of the top 10 banned books of 2011, which included a graphic novel in the #2 spot, and you want to vent your frustrations by gathering with a group of friends to play a trending role-playing-game. You amble amongst local comic shops,…

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Webcomic Takes a Stab at Indian Online Content Laws

May 23, 2012
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Webcomic Takes a Stab at Indian Online Content Laws

by Joe Izenman Only a few months have passed since political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi faced charges of treason for mocking the state. But that hasn’t stopped at least one webcomic artist from taking a sarcastic Mother’s Day shot at Indian Parliament’s year-old amendments to their Information Technology Act, which introduced an extraordinary set of restrictions…

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THE GUARDIAN Analyzes Tintin in the Congo Case

May 16, 2012
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In February, Belgian courts ruled that Tintin in the Congo should not be removed from bookstore shelves over charges that it violated Belgian laws regarding racism and inciting racial hatred. The court ruled that the book, which was serialized from 1930 to 1931 and collected in 1946 with significant revisions, was a product of its…

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Graphic Novel THE COLOR OF EARTH Is Second Most Frequently Challenged Book of 2011

April 11, 2012
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Graphic Novel THE COLOR OF EARTH Is Second Most Frequently Challenged Book of 2011

This week, the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom released their list of the Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011. The second-most challenged book on that list was The Color of Earth, a critically-acclaimed Korean manwha, or comic book, series. In spite of numerous positive reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, the School…

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In the Wake of Protest and Public Scrutiny, Arizona Legislature Pulls Back Electronic Speech Censorship Bill

April 5, 2012
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ABC 15, an Arizona affiliate is reporting that a sweeping electronic media censorship bill passed by the state's legislature last week and headed to Governor Jan Brewer's desk for signature has been pulled back in the wake of public outcry. Last week, CBLDF called attention to the bill and its constitutional deficiencies, helping to spark…

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Arizona Legislature Passes Sweeping Electronic Speech Censorship Bill

March 30, 2012
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Yesterday, the Arizona legislature passed Arizona House Bill 2549, which would update the state's telephone harassment law to apply to the Internet and other electronic communications. The bill is sweepingly broad, and would make it a crime to communicate via electronic means speech that is intended to "annoy," "offend," "harass" or "terrify," as well as…

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Virtual Read-out of Banned Books Is Launched

September 13, 2011
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Virtual Read-out of Banned Books Is Launched

Readers from across the United States and around the world are demonstrating their support for free speech by participating in a virtual read-out of banned and challenged books that will culminate during the 29th annual Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1), the only national celebration of the freedom to read. Individuals, libraries and bookstores are…

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Start Your Week with Auctions Benefiting the CBLDF

August 29, 2011
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Start Your Week with Auctions Benefiting the CBLDF

Whether CBLDF runs it or an outside party graciously donates their time and effort, online auctions are one way CBLDF raises the money it needs to defend cases such as the Canada Customs Case. Right now, you'll be able to find a number of online auctions benefiting CBLDF. CBLDF has a number of exclusive items…

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Corporate Members

July 21, 2010
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Corporate Members

ABRAMS Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high quality art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, the award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown, and the…

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