NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2, Featuring Marc Andreyko & Gene Luen Yang!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings e ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of t ...

Radio Free Comix: The CBLDF Podcast

In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #5

May 31, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #5

To paraphrase what the late Hunter S. Thompson used to write about Rolling Stone magazine deadlines and his portable telex machine: the CBLDF home office mojo wire is starting to hum. I’m late with my diary! We’re rushing towards all sorts of deadlines. No. Let me rephrase that. The deadlines are hurtling towards us!

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Re-Upped Patriot Act Fails to Protect Reader Privacy

May 30, 2011
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Re-Upped Patriot Act Fails to Protect Reader Privacy

On a day when we pause to remember and thank the men and women who have helped protect the United States and our rights as citizens, there’s an unfortunate reminder that those rights are not as safe as they should be. With the re-authorization of USA Patriot Act last week, the safeguards protecting the privacy…

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Anime North 2011 Panel Discusses Recents Attacks on Manga at Canadian Border

May 27, 2011
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Anime North 2011 Panel Discusses Recents Attacks on Manga at Canadian Border

If you're in Toronto this weekend, a fan of manga and anime, and looking for some like-minded folks, Canada's fan-run Anime North kicks off today. CBLDF may not be there in person, but we'll be there in spirit on Saturday, when Paul Stockton moderates a panel discussing the recent attacks against manga and comics at…

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Cryptozoic Entertainment Launches Free Digital Comics App, Benefitting CBLDF

May 27, 2011
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Cryptozoic Entertainment Launches Free Digital Comics App, Benefitting CBLDF

We first teamed up with Cryptozoic Entertainment to create the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards, with proceeds going to the Fund. We’re taking a second step in our partnership and our shared dedication to Free Speech as Cryptozoic enters the world of digital publishing. Cryptozoic has launched a comic reader with top-quality content for the iPad™,…

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CBLDF Congratulates Christopher M. Finan, Recipient of the 2011 FTRF Roll of Honor Award!

May 27, 2011
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CBLDF Congratulates Christopher M. Finan, Recipient of the 2011 FTRF Roll of Honor Award!

CBLDF is delighted to congratulate Christopher M. Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and friend of the Fund, for winning the 2011 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award! As president of ABFFE, Finan helps defend the First Amendment rights of booksellers and their customers. His activism on…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #4

May 26, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #4

Today is the last day to preorder the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards in Previews! Retailers and Fans, please order generously! Here's the order info: MAY111393 I CBLDF LIBERTY T/C BOXMAY111393 I CBLDF LIBERTY T/C BOX Previews, page 360 The Previews ad is on page 359 We’re very lucky to have such great partners with Cryptozoic…

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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere Discusses the High Value of Low Speech

May 25, 2011
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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere Discusses the High Value of Low Speech

In 2010, Robert Corn-Revere joined the team at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as General Counsel. As a staunch supporter of Free Speech, Corn-Revere is the comics community's ultimate line of defense when it comes to First Amendment challenges. Reason TV recently posted an informative and entertaining video, during which Corn-Revere discussed the First…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #3

May 24, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #3

One day towards the end of the summer of last year, not long after I was voted by the Board of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to be its next President, I was shooting the breeze with John Nee, the CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment in Irvine, California, in his office. In walked Cory Jones, President…

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The First Amendment Center Discusses the First Amendment and Secondary Education

May 23, 2011
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The First Amendment Center Discusses the First Amendment and Secondary Education

As many teenagers will tell you, they simply want to be able to freely express themselves. The application of the free speech provisions of the First Amendment during secondary education presents an interesting conundrum: balancing students' desire for free expression with the need to maintain an effective educational environment. Often, legal decisions regarding free speech…

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CBLDF Invites You to the 2011 BOOK EXPO AMERICA MEMBER PARTY!

May 20, 2011
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CBLDF Invites You to the 2011 BOOK EXPO AMERICA MEMBER PARTY!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is having a membership party to kick off Book Expo America, and we want you to be a part of it! Sponsored by IDW, the CBLDF Book Expo Welcome Mixer happens this Tuesday, May 24! The CBLDF is inviting the book industry out for a welcome mixer on Tuesday,…

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Transmetropolitan: All Around The World Now Available to Order

May 20, 2011
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Transmetropolitan: All Around The World Now Available to Order

Transmetropolitan: All Around The World -- the most hotly-anticipated art book of the year -- is now available for order from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Celebrating Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's dystopian classic, all proceeds from the sale of Transmetropolitan: All Around The World benefit the First Amendment work of CBLDF. Transmetropolitan combined…

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The Good Fighters: Molly Crabapple

May 20, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Molly Crabapple

A fine artist and the founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Molly Crabapple creates work that provokes desire in some and the urge to silence in others. Her work also openly embraces sexuality, influenced by her experience as a model and burlesque dancer, which often brings her into opposition with censorship. Thus, she's become an…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #2

May 19, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #2

Hello again! As promised, we’re taking a sneak peek at more of the one-of-a-kind artist sketch cards that will be randomly inserted in packs of CBLDF LIBERTY TRADING CARDS. Today’s cards all feature artists’ individual interpretation of Matt Wagner’s GRENDEL.

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The Comics Reporter Details First Manga Restricted by Japan’s Revised Youth Healthy Development Ordinance

May 18, 2011
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The Comics Reporter Details First Manga Restricted by Japan’s Revised Youth Healthy Development Ordinance

Tokyo recently revised the controversial Youth Healthy Development Ordinance, expanding the number of manga that are listed as harmful publications that should be restricted from sale to anyone under age 18. The Comics Reporter has the details here.

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Comics Alliance: Why Comics Get Confiscated & How to Protect Yours

May 18, 2011
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Comics Alliance: Why Comics Get Confiscated & How to Protect Yours

Laura Hudson at Comics Alliance dug into the recent seizures of comics at the Canadian Border, speaking to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and Tom Neely about the incidents, and sorting through "Canadian customs documentation to get the details on how this happened, the measures you can take to protect yourself and your comics when…

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