The CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2014

Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers and free thinkers to this year’s CBLDF Liberty Annual, compiled by former Marvel editor and ardent imaginaut Lauren Sankovitch. Within the pages of this year’s Annual, a merry band of legendary creators has crafted ...

CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UN ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked!...

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 ...

SDCC 2013: CBLDF Hosts Signings at Booth 1920!

July 11, 2013
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SDCC 2013: CBLDF Hosts Signings at Booth 1920!

Comic Con International is a busy week for the CBLDF. Aside from the excellent programs, panels, and evening events we have going on, we will also be hosting a full slate of signings and booth appearances. Please stop by and say “hi” throughout the weekend; everyone appearing in our booth is braving...

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SDCC 2013: CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, Sponsored by Image Comics, comiXology, and Aces Weekly!

July 11, 2013
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SDCC 2013: CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, Sponsored by Image Comics, comiXology, and Aces Weekly!

Start your Comic-Con with the greatest stars in comics at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics, comiXology, and Aces Weekly, with special gallery displays from TFAW.com and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun...

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SDCC 2013: CBLDF Live Art Auction — Items from Jim Lee, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Adlard & More! Introduced by Cory Doctorow!

July 11, 2013
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SDCC 2013: CBLDF Live Art Auction — Items from Jim Lee, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Adlard & More! Introduced by Cory Doctorow!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year at Comic-Con — the CBLDF Live Art Auction, happening on Saturday, July 20! Author and activist Cory Doctorow kicks off this year’s auction with a special introduction. Then, the bidding for a treasure...

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Exit Wounds Artwork Defaced by Student at German University

July 10, 2013
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Exit Wounds Artwork Defaced by Student at German University

As the world becomes a more globalized place, artists have the ability to reach a wider and more diverse audience than ever before, but with that new, larger audience comes the ability to offend, as well as inspire, a greater number of people. A recent...

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SDCC 2013: Exclusive Adventure Time and Quantum & Woody Variants Top CBLDF’s Awesome Debut Premiums!

July 10, 2013
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SDCC 2013: Exclusive Adventure Time and Quantum & Woody Variants Top CBLDF’s Awesome Debut Premiums!

Next week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund arrives in San Diego for Comic-Con International with a bunch of exciting new fundraising premiums! Let's take a look at some of the exciting new items you'll find at booth #1920...

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Japanese Researcher Declares Manga and Anime Good for Children

July 9, 2013
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Japanese Researcher Declares Manga and Anime Good for Children

How many times did your parents tell you to stop reading comic books or watching cartoons so you can read a “real book”? One researcher in Japan is telling parents to stop denying manga and anime to their children because he argues these media can help...

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SDCC 2013: The CBLDF Panels!

July 9, 2013
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SDCC 2013: The CBLDF Panels!

Comic-Con International: San Diego is just around the corner, and CBLDF is ready to lay down some education with panels about comics censorship, banned comics, using comics to raise a reader, and the attacks on manga! Don't forget our ever-popular live art jam! Details follow...

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Blogger Labels Acclaimed YA Novel “Child Pornography”

July 8, 2013
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Blogger Labels Acclaimed YA Novel “Child Pornography”

In June, Laurel Nokomis School in Sarasota County, Florida, convened a committee of teachers, education professionals, and more to determine the fate of an award-winning novel that was being used in an 8th grade gifted language arts classroom. The board retained the book, but a “watchdog”...

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Librarian Bans Book to Teach Lesson About Censorship

July 5, 2013
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Librarian Bans Book to Teach Lesson About Censorship

Librarian Scott R. DiMarco is proud to admit that he banned a book from his library at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. But he isn’t an unapologetic censor — he did it to teach his community a lesson about “the arbitrary and capricious nature of...

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SDCC Auction Update: TFAW Delivers for CBLDF

July 5, 2013
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The crew at Things From Another World have been hard at work gathering artwork for CBLDF’s annual San Diego Comic-Con auction. Over the last several years, TFAW has helped raise more than $100,000 for CBLDF’s important First Amendment work, and this year’s submissions look to up the ante! The list of creators donating original artwork...

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Independence Day 2013: A Look at CBLDF’s Recent Victories

July 4, 2013
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Independence Day 2013: A Look at CBLDF’s Recent Victories

We’ve reached the midpoint of 2013, and the fact that it’s Independence Day is an important reminder of the principles on which our country was founded, not least of which is the First Amendment and its guarantee of free expression. Let’s take a look back at some of the important victories CBLDF has scored for...

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Obscenity Case Files: Miller v. California

July 3, 2013
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Obscenity Case Files: Miller v. California

The First Amendment guarantees our right to free speech, but there are certain types of speech that fall outside of its protection. Obscenity is a type of unprotected speech, but what exactly is considered obscene in the eyes of the law? Courts have struggled to sort out this murky definition, and the landmark 1973 decision...

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Speak on Comics Censorship at San Diego Law Library

July 3, 2013
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Speak on Comics Censorship at San Diego Law Library

On July 16, 2013, from noon to 1:00 p.m., CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be taking part in the San Diego Law Library’s Lindley Lecture on Law & Comics 2013, an annual event that coincides with Comic-Con International and examines legal issues related to comics....

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N.J. Proposal Calls for Distribution of Suspect Research on Video Games

July 2, 2013
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N.J. Proposal Calls for Distribution of Suspect Research on Video Games

Last December’s massacre at Sandy Hook elementary was a grim reminder that gun violence is an all too real issue that we are plagued with today. In addition to targeting gun control itself, both legislators and concerned citizens are constantly looking for other avenues to place blame. New...

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Rewards Zone Spotlight: CBLDF Exclusive Variant Covers

July 1, 2013
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Rewards Zone Spotlight: CBLDF Exclusive Variant Covers

Among the many valuable and unique items available in the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Rewards Zone are some rare, limited variant cover editions of single issues. Many of these are available exclusively through CBLDF, so they’re perfect for collectors! This week, we’d like to highlight the newly available CBLDF Liberty Variant...

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