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Joshua Simmons Named “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Law

September 4, 2018
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Joshua Simmons Named “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Law

Joshua Simmons has been highlighted by Law360.com as one of the “Rising Stars” to watch in the legal field! Simmons, who has provided advice to CBLDF on a number of IP cases, is a partner at the prestigious law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, in New York City, along with Secretary of the CBLDF Board, Dale…

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Write About Comics and the Law with CBLDF – Volunteer Today!

July 24, 2018
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Write About Comics and the Law with CBLDF – Volunteer Today!

Are you looking for a way to give back that incorporates your legal expertise and your love of comics? Are you a First Amendment fanatic that wants a chance to explain both nuances and broad strokes of the law to eager readers? If you answered yes to either of these questions you could be the…

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CBLDF Advisory: CA AB 1570

November 3, 2016
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California recently passed Assembly Bill No. 1570, a law that governs the sale of autographed items and is of concern to many of our members. CBLDF reached out to the lawmakers and our legal experts to produce the following advisory about how the new law could affect the comics industry in California. This advisory is…

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Crime Comics (Still) Illegal in Canada

May 12, 2016
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Did you know that there’s a law on the Canadian books that can land the owner of comics that depict crime in jail? From contemporary crime to even your favorite superhero book, Global News’ Elton Hobson talks about one of the remaining enforceable vestiges of Canada’s own great comics scare of the 1940s and 1950s.…

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Painting Too Suggestive for Facebook

February 15, 2016
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Painting Too Suggestive for Facebook

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has become the latest victim of Facebook’s touchy nudity policy over the institution’s seemingly innocuous post advertising a new pop culture art exhibit. Earlier this month, the museum launched an ad campaign on the social media site for their new exhibit “International Pop” using artist Evelyn Axell’s 1964 painting Ice…

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Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

January 14, 2016
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Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

A national icon — the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark — has become the latest victim to Facebook’s vague and seemingly selective nudity policy. When Social Democrat MP Mette Gjerskov tried to include a picture of the 103-year-old bronze statue as the main image on her Facebook, it was reportedly blocked by the media site…

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Russian Publishers Too Scared to Print Children’s Book About Animal Detectives

January 6, 2016
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Despite a vague federal law that professes to protect children from harmful information, Russian mother and author Anna Starobinets didn’t let censorship stand in her way when it came to publishing her newest children’s book, Beastly Crime Chronicles. In a recent editorial piece on The Guardian, Starobinets recounts her experience working with Russia’s largest publisher,…

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Join Paul Levitz, Neal Adams, & Dale Cendali in NYC for PROTECTING SUPERHEROES: Copyright & Comic Book Characters

October 5, 2015
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Join Paul Levitz, Neal Adams, & Dale Cendali in NYC for PROTECTING SUPERHEROES: Copyright & Comic Book Characters

Comic books have existed for decades, but in recent years they have come to the foreground of the public’s imagination. Along with comic books’ growing success and popularity, the intellectual property rights associated with the them have become increasingly important and complicated. This panel will explore the copyright issues relevant to comic books with particular…

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Japan Censors Artist for Vagina Kayak

August 20, 2015
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In a country that celebrates the male phallus, Japanese artist Rokudenashiko has been charged with the distribution and dissemination of obscene materials and faces up two years in prison and a $20,000 fine for using her own vagina as the subject of her artwork. Last year, self-proclaimed feminist artist Megumi Igarashi — known as Rokudenashiko…

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Index on Censorship Provides Resources to Protect Artists in the UK

July 27, 2015
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US citizens are protected by the First Amendment, but in the UK there are several additional laws and practices that are designed to protect free speech but are often misinterpreted, leading to censorship. Whether you’re a British artist or an international artist exhibiting in the UK, these laws can be confusing. In order to help…

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