Posts Tagged ‘ cory doctorow ’

Censorship Lecture Today in Chicago Open to All, featuring CBLDF Speakers

November 9, 2018
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Censorship Lecture Today in Chicago Open to All, featuring CBLDF Speakers

Last month, CBLDF News Blog covered a Kickstarter project designed to bring the educational program series Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions to life, and the support was overwhelming. Now’s your chance to go see Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein, and Ted Adams, the founder of IDW Media Holdings and…

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Help Bring New Insight into Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions

October 1, 2018
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Help Bring New Insight into Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions

Help bring the educational program Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions to life by donating to their Kickstarter. Cory Doctorow (In Real Life, Walkaway, Information Doesn’t Want to be Free), along with historian and novelist Ada Palmer, and author, professor, Adrian Johns have joined together to bring forth a series recorded dialogues, a museum…

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Gear Up for Banned Books Week With New Handbooks, T-Shirts, Signed GNs, & More!

September 7, 2018
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Gear Up for Banned Books Week With New Handbooks, T-Shirts, Signed GNs, & More!

This week CBLDF is offering a ton of great print resources and gear for Banned Books Week! Donate today to grab a bundle of our brand-new resource, Read Banned Comics; “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts; signed graphic novels all about comics; a Banned Books Week Kit that includes our Read Banned Books publication plus “I Read Banned Comics” stickers…

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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

September 23, 2015
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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

In preparation of Banned Books Week, Humble Bundle is offering an assortment of comics, as well as authors, that have been challenged and in some cases banned. Many notable creators are represented here, including Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Jeff Lemire, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis, Cory Doctorow, Jock, Kevin O’Neill, the Hernandez Brothers, Julie…

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Clean Reader App Could Be Misused in Schools, Libraries

April 2, 2015
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Clean Reader App Could Be Misused in Schools, Libraries

By now many readers and fans of free speech have likely heard about the app called Clean Reader, which applies a filter to users’ ebooks and replaces certain potentially offensive words with supposedly milder terms. While many book lovers have understandably reacted with horror and outrage, the hard truth is that individuals can and do…

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Censorship 2014: Summer Reading Under Attack

December 31, 2014
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Little Brother

Since most of the challenges and bans that we cover happen in schools, the summers have typically been slow news months for us in past years. So, naturally this year we took notice when challenge after challenge to books that had been assigned as summer reading popped up across the country. Collectively, this new and…

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Censorship is Great Publicity for Fun Home and Many More

December 18, 2014
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Funhomecover

Six months after South Carolina lawmakers finally reached a sort-of-compromise following a protracted debate over the use of LGBT-themed books in summer reading programs at state colleges, one Charleston-area writer looked back last week to reflect on a bright spot in the debacle. As so often happens with any challenge or ban, Charleston City Paper…

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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

September 26, 2014
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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

As Banned Books Week nears its end, it’s important to remember that the fight against censorship doesn’t end with it. These quotes serve as a reminder of how insidious censorship is and how people should celebrate — and defend — the freedom to read throughout the year! We need your help to keep fighting for…

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Labor Day Marks End of a Busy Summer for CBLDF

September 1, 2014
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Labor Day Marks End of a Busy Summer for CBLDF

Summer seems like it should be a slow time for book censorship, but the last few months kept CBLDF and fellow free speech advocates busy. Now that Labor Day is here to mark the unofficial end of summer, let’s take a look at some of the books CBLDF helped defend over our summer vacation… Pensacola…

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Pensacola Teacher Will Not Lose Job Over Little Brother

August 25, 2014
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Pensacola Teacher Will Not Lose Job Over Little Brother

The past few months have seen a veritable flurry of challenges to books that were assigned to students as summer reading, but it all kicked off in the first week of June with a Pensacola principal’s unilateral cancellation of a One Book/One School program involving Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother. Although he had previously approved the…

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