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!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

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 ...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

Canadian Fair Dealing Expanded to Include Parody

July 25, 2012
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Canadian Fair Dealing Expanded to Include Parody

While working on my recent post about Canadian political cartoonist Dan Murphy’s animated parody being removed from his newspaper’s website, allegedly under pressure from the very company targeted by the video, I was somewhat surprised to learn that such works were...

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A Librarian Responds to a Book Challenge

July 24, 2012
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A Librarian Responds to a Book Challenge

One of CBLDF’s missions is to protect graphic novels when they are challenged in libraries. We’ve played a pivotal role in some challenges, most recently with Alan Moore’s Neonomicon, which faces a challenge in North Carolina. As I was cruising the interwebs...

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SDCC: The Fight to Defend Manga

July 23, 2012
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SDCC: The Fight to Defend Manga

On the Saturday of Comic-Con, CBLDF Executive Director joined Ryan Matheson for “CBLDF: The Fight to Defend Manga,” a panel discussing the particular issues that manga and its fans face when it comes to censorship. Matheson was arrested by Canadian...

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Neil Gaiman’s “The Day The Saucers Came” Comics-On Tees Available Now!

July 19, 2012
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Neil Gaiman’s “The Day The Saucers Came” Comics-On Tees Available Now!

Hot off the presses, and following a dramatic premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, Threadless & Neil Gaiman’s Comics-On Tees featuring his story “The Day The Saucers Came” is now available for purchase at Threadless! A percentage of the proceeds from each shirt sold goes to aid...

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Tunisian Man Loses Free Expression Appeal

July 19, 2012
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On March 28, Jabeur Mejri, a Tunisian man convicted of upsetting public order and morals, was sentenced to seven years in jail after posting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Facebook. Last week, he learned that the court would not overturn his sentence. This decision comes just two weeks after Salafi Islamists violently...

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Tales from the Code: Spidey Fights Drugs and the Comics Code Authority

July 18, 2012
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Tales from the Code: Spidey Fights Drugs and the Comics Code Authority

Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina, went down a few weeks ago. Unlike other larger conventions, which have expanded to become focused more on pop culture like television, movies and video games, Heroes Con is still a good old fashioned comic show and feels more like a family reunion. This year’s convention was special...

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CBLDF Deputy Director Talks to MTV Geek

July 16, 2012
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Comic-Con International has just wrapped up, and CBLDF had a great weekend talking to supporters and new fans! You can come back here for a full Comic-Con report later this week. In the meantime, here’s a taste of what happened: During the show, CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talked to the great folks at ...

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Threadless Releases Neil Gaiman Comics-On-Tees for Comic-Con International 2012!

July 13, 2012
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Threadless Releases Neil Gaiman Comics-On-Tees for Comic-Con International 2012!

Just in time for Comic Con International 2012, threadless and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund have released the newest comic project from superstar author Neil Gaiman. An adaptation of his poem THE DAY THE SAUCERS CAME, this terrific new illustrated tale features spectacular...

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Terry Moore Talks About CBLDF

July 13, 2012
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Many artists support CBLDF’s mission to protect the comics industry from censorship. Few are as eloquent in their support as CBLDF Good Fighter Terry Moore. Moore is the creative talent behind the hit series Strangers in Paradise, Echo, and Rachel Rising. Earlier this year, CBLDF sat down with Moore to record a statement about...

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SDCC: State of the CBLDF!

July 11, 2012
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Another Comic-Con is upon us, and thanks to the generosity of our members, corporate members, sponsors and supporters, we’ve developed a week full of great programs, parties, and an unforgettable auction to raise money for our important First Amendment program work. From Master Sessions with comics greats Gilbert Shelton,...

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SDCC: Artist Events From The CBLDF!

July 11, 2012
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San Diego Comic-Con starts today, and the CBLDF is there with incredible events, including signings at our booth – 1920! Read on for a full schedule of signing & sketching events, with greats including Chip Kidd, Gilbert Shelton, Charlie Adlard, Raina Telgemeier, and many, many more! Thursday, July 12 Programs 1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master...

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CBLDF’s Biggest Comic-Con Art Auction Ever! This Saturday!

July 10, 2012
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CBLDF’s Biggest Comic-Con Art Auction Ever! This Saturday!

At 128 pieces of amazing original art and signed memorabilia, and growing, Comic-Con’s 2012 Benefit Auction stands to be the Fund’s biggest auction ever, with amazing one-of-a-kind pieces up for grabs to benefit the organization’s important First...

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The Censorship Problem at Amazon

July 10, 2012
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As a private company, Amazon has the right to determine which products are sold at its websites throughout the world. Increasingly, however, Amazon is being criticized for a lack of clarity on how they make these decisions, with advocates accusing the company of both practicing censorship and profiting from controversial texts. Complicating matters is the...

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Join the CBLDF Website Team!

July 9, 2012
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Join the CBLDF Website Team!

Just yesterday, the CBLDF website was recognized by Tom Spurgeon with The Comics Reporter for our “content explosion,” and we want to do more! CBLDF is looking for contributors to add to our already spectacular roster of bloggers. Whether you’re a journalism student looking...

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SDCC: CBLDF Live Art Auction – FIRST LOOK!

July 6, 2012
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This is the big one! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 14 the CBLDF’s Comic-Con Live Art Auction! This year’s auction will feature items for bidding, curated by some of comicdom’s top editors, dealers, and fans. Boasting more than 120 items...

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