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 ...

CBLDF’s Liberty Annual NYCC Variant Hits!

September 30, 2010
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CBLDF’s Liberty Annual NYCC Variant Hits!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to offer a special NYCC variant cover of the Liberty Annual 2010! Boasting work by some of the best creators in the industry, all proceeds from the Liberty Annual benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! This cover, limited to just 1,500 copies, features full color art…

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ComicsAlliance: Why Video Game Censorship Matters to Comics

September 23, 2010
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Over at ComicsAlliance, David Brothers writes a compelling analysis of the issues at stake in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, and how they are critically important to comics. This case, Schwarzenegger v. EMA, has nothing to do with comic books, so what's up with Stan the Man and the CBLDF speaking out? Shouldn't they be out there…

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CBLDF & Dark Horse Cheer Free Speech Victory in Ninth Circuit!

September 21, 2010
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CBLDF & Dark Horse Cheer Free Speech Victory in Ninth Circuit!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Dark Horse Comics applaud a decision issued by United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that two Oregon statutes that criminalize distributing sex education and other non-obscene materials to minors are unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment. The State of Oregon argued that the…

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ComicsAlliance & CBLDF Launch THE MONSTERS PROJECT!

September 20, 2010
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ComicsAlliance & CBLDF Launch THE MONSTERS PROJECT!

ComicsAlliance is joining forces with the CBLDF for The Monsters Project, a month-long art exhibit and benefit auction showcasing the spooky, scary, and creepy best from comics brightest art stars! Chris Haley of "Let's Be Friends Again" got the ball rolling above with a monster-fied reinterpretation of a certain classic '80s teen drama, and we're…

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Techland Previews The Liberty Annual!

September 20, 2010
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Techland Previews The Liberty Annual!

Our friends over at Techland offer up an exclusive preview of all the great stuff coming in this year's Liberty Annual! Liberty Annual arrives on October 6 -- be sure to ask your retailer to set aside your copy!

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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Urges Supreme Court to Reject New Restrictions on Speech in Video Game Censorship Case

September 17, 2010
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Urges Supreme Court to Reject New Restrictions on Speech in Video Game Censorship Case

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, urging the Supreme Court to affirm the Ninth Circuit's decision that a California law banning the sale or rental of any video game containing violent content to minors, and requiring manufacturers to label such games, is unconstitutional. The Comic Book Legal…

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Yale Hosts “Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books” Exhibit

September 15, 2010
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Yale Hosts “Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books” Exhibit

The Yale Law Library is hosting "Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books," an exhibition of rare comics highlighting the cross section of comics and the law, in the real world and on the comics page. The exhibit is curated by Mark Zaid, a national security lawyer. Writing about the show for the New…

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THE CBLDF PRESENTS LIBERTY ANNUAL 2010

September 10, 2010
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Berkeley, CA - 10 September 2010 - Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are proud to launch the most exciting edition of their annual benefit anthology yet! THE CBLDF PRESENTS LIBERTY ANNUAL 2010 is powered by the donated time and energy of comic book luminaries to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense…

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Job Opportunities At CBLDF

September 7, 2010
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The CBLDF is currently hiring for a new Development Manager, and has a variety of volunteer opportunities available in our New York home office, and for telecommuters. Read on to learn how you can be a part of the team that protects comics' First Amendment rights!

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CBLDF Joins Challenge To Alaska Censorship Law

September 2, 2010
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CBLDF joins a coalition of organizations and local booksellers filing suit to block a broad Alaska censorship law that bans constitutionally protected speech on the Internet on topics including contraception and pregnancy, sexual health, literature, and art and also threatens retailers of books, magazines, movies and other media. Signed in May by Governor Parnell and…

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Robert Corn-Revere Named CBLDF Legal Counsel

August 18, 2010
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Robert Corn-Revere Named CBLDF Legal Counsel

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce the engagement of Robert Corn-Revere as the organization's new legal counsel. Bob will lead the CBLDF's legal program, serving as the first responder to First Amendment emergencies that come to the organization's attention, as well as providing guidance and assistance to the comics community on…

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NYC Area Volunteers needed

August 10, 2010
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NYC Area Volunteers needed

The CBLDF is in need of a few volunteers this week to help with our inventory organization.

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CBLDF Announces Changes To Board of Directors

August 4, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announces changes to its Board of Directors made at the Board's meeting at Comic-Con International. Chris Powell stepped down as President, citing successfully meeting the goals he set upon taking the presidency in April of 2009 as the reason for the change. Powell will remain on the Board as…

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Introducing CBLDF’s Education & Outreach Initiative

July 20, 2010
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Betsy Rosenblatt, the CBLDF's Advisory Chair for Education & Outreach outlines some easy ways you can support the CBLDF's mission, from creative fundraising to helping us improve our education program. Read on for full details!

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A Word from CBLDF’s Advisory Chair For Education & Outreach

July 20, 2010
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Hello! I’m Betsy Rosenblatt, the new CBLDF Advisory Chair for Outreach and Education. What does that mean? It means that I’ll be volunteering for the CBLDF—and, I hope, working with some of you—to get the word about the CBLDF out to new communities: lawyers, librarians, donors, readers, and everyone else.

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