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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

January 3, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

When a blogger leaked a March 14 email from the principal of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, Illinois, students in the district took immediate action. Within hours of discovering the email, students used social media to organize a protest that put hundreds of them on the rainy streets outside Lane Tech and in front…

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Censorship 2013: Is Apple the New Face of Comics Censorship?

January 2, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Is Apple the New Face of Comics Censorship?

More people read comics digitally every year, but for Apple users, freedom of choice has been limited. Publishers and creators in the digital realm have been stymied by censorship arising from Apple’s inconsistent enforcement of content policies, which resulted in some of the more high-profile bans of 2013. In a landscape that includes competitors like…

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Censorship 2013: Wertham Fabricated Evidence Against Comics

January 1, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Wertham Fabricated Evidence Against Comics

Early in 2013, a library sciences researcher at the University of Illinois proved what many of us already thought: Fredric Wertham, the child psychologist behind the anti-comics screed Seduction of the Innocent, fabricated much of his evidence against comics. The discovery brings to light how fallacious pseudoscience is often used by censors to attack comics,…

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Censorship 2013: Missouri Man Goes to Prison for Comics

December 31, 2013
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Censorship 2013: Missouri Man Goes to Prison for Comics

Comics are still in the cross hairs in battle against censorship. This is most evident in the case of Christjan Bee, a Missouri man who will spend three years in federal prison because of the comics he possessed. Bee was prosecuted under the PROTECT Act (Section 1466A of the United State Code) and after accepting a…

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Censorship 2013: Comics Editors Convicted of Obscenity

December 30, 2013
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Censorship 2013: Comics Editors Convicted of Obscenity

Earlier this month, CBLDF received word that editors of the popular Japanese comics publication Core Magazine pleaded guilty to charges of obscenity. The conviction marks an escalation in the assault on free expression in the Japanese manga industry by Tokyo authorities, and the repercussions could travel to what global otaku will read in their home…

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CBLDF’s 10 Most Read Stories of 2013

December 26, 2013
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CBLDF’s 10 Most Read Stories of 2013

CBLDF ran hundreds of stories about censorship and helped fight dozens of book challenges in 2013. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most read stories of the year: Help Defend The Perks of Being a Wallflower In June, CBLDF called on our supporters to help defend Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a…

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