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 ...

John Stossel Destroys Argument for Taxing Violent Media

June 24, 2013
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John Stossel Destroys Argument for Taxing Violent Media

Last month, Franklin Graham, in a meeting with other religious leaders and Vice President Joe Biden, brought up the idea of taxing violent media including video games. Even though numerous legal experts and anti-censorship organizations have shown that such a curb on free expression...

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In New Report, Media Coalition Explains Flaws in Link Between Gun Violence and New Media

June 24, 2013
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CBLDF is a member of the Media Coalition. Like CBLDF, the Media Coalition recognizes that the argument that video games cause violent behavior is specious, and this week saw the release of a report from Media Coalition that provides further evidence against the idea that media -- including video games -- and violence are connected.…

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CBLDF Retail Members Debut LAZARUS #1 Comics Code Variant Next Week!

June 21, 2013
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CBLDF Retail Members Debut LAZARUS #1 Comics Code Variant Next Week!

CBLDF is excited to launch a new program in cooperation with our Retail Member Stores: the CBLDF COMICS CODE VARIANT! These variant covers of today’s hottest books will include the infamous Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval and will only be available through CBLDF Retail...

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Signed CHEW & All-Star Superman on eBay for CBLDF!

June 21, 2013
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Signed CHEW & All-Star Superman on eBay for CBLDF!

eBay’s Giving Works initiative has been a source of continued success for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund since we began the campaign, and the selection of incredible products just keeps getting bigger and better! Up for auction NOW directly through CBLDF is CHEW: OMNIVORE EDITION Volume 3, signed and sketched by...

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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Appeals Arrest

June 21, 2013
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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Appeals Arrest

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar – pen name of Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque — has elected to appeal a ruling related to his 2010 arrest and detention while under investigation for violation of Malaysia’s Sedition Act. In September of 2010, Zunar’s office was raided, hours before the release of his aptly named Cartoon-o-phobia, a collection of...

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Cartoonist Khalid Albaih Changing the Nature of Protest

June 20, 2013
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Cartoonist Khalid Albaih Changing the Nature of Protest

A recent profile of political cartoonist Khalid Albaih in The New York Times highlights the changing nature of rebellion and protest in the 21st century. Placing Albaih at the center of several different dynamics — between depiction and inspiration and between traditional and social media...

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Pooh and Tigger Scrubbed From Chinese Website

June 19, 2013
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Pooh and Tigger Scrubbed From Chinese Website

In the midst of last week’s summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China, users of Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo noticed an uncanny resemblance between a photo of the two leaders and an image of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (Disney version). A side-by-side comparison was soon winging...

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Brian K. Vaughan Personalizes SAGA Vol. 2 For CBLDF Supporters!

June 19, 2013
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Brian K. Vaughan Personalizes SAGA Vol. 2 For CBLDF Supporters!

Brian K. Vaughan, the creative mastermind behind the hit series Saga is showing his support for CBLDF by personalizing copies of Saga Vol. 2 for CBLDF Supporters!  When you donate $40 to the CBLDF between now and July 1, Brian will personalize a copy of the...

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Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Add Their Voices to Brazil Protests

June 18, 2013
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Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Add Their Voices to Brazil Protests

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá have long been supporters of CBLDF. They frequently donate their time and original artwork to support our mission to defend free expression. This week, they took to the streets of their home city of São Paulo, Brazil, to fight for the right to freely express their opinions. São Paulo and…

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Georgia School District at Odds Over Acclaimed Book

June 17, 2013
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Georgia School District at Odds Over Acclaimed Book

In a 5-2 vote, the Clarke Country School Board in Athens, Georgia, has ordered Superintendent Philip Lanoue to reconsider his decision regarding Thomas Rivera’s award-winning novel And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. But this isn’t a case of a superintendent taking unilateral action to remove...

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Dr. Oz Claims Video Games Bad for Teens

June 14, 2013
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In a recent syndicated column, Dr. Mehmet Oz (best known for The Dr. Oz Show) and Dr. Mike Roizen claim that violent video games “harm young, developing brains by fueling aggressive behavior, dulling empathy and causing sleep problems.” Their evidence? Nothing at all. Video games have been scapegoated by the media and politicians despite...

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Obscenity Case Files: Zap Comix #4

June 13, 2013
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Obscenity Case Files: Zap Comix #4

This edition of the obscenity files turns to the world of comics (or rather, comix) to take a look at the arrest and prosecution of two salespeople who sold a Robert Crumb underground comic that featured an all-American incestual orgy to an undercover police officer. This...

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ALA Says Video Games Should be Welcome in Libraries

June 13, 2013
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ALA Says Video Games Should be Welcome in Libraries

Over the past several months, video games deemed violent have once again become a favored scapegoat of those looking for a simple explanation for mass shootings perpetrated by young males. But as we’ve noted time and time again, no reputable research has ever been able to conclusively link video games to real-life...

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Kids Right to Read Project Responds to Lift of Glen Ellyn Ban

June 12, 2013
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Kids Right to Read Project Responds to Lift of Glen Ellyn Ban

This week saw a victory for free speech when the Glen Ellyn school board lifted their ban on The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This victory was hard won by a grass roots movement that included letters from CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project, a...

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TFAW Supports CBLDF’s Annual SDCC Auction

June 11, 2013
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TFAW Supports CBLDF’s Annual SDCC Auction

For the fifth year in a row, Things From Another World (TFAW.com) is proud to partner with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for their annual CBLDF Auction at San Diego Comic-Con! With the help of creators including Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Tim...

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