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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

September 27, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

Editor’s Note: This resource is the six-part of series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read them individually or start at…

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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

May 8, 2019
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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

The First Amendment rights of students continue to be a topic of litigation fifty years after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (you can read about Tinker and subsequent cases here). April 2019, in K.B. v. DeKalb County School Dist., a federal district court in Georgia allowed a high school student’s lawsuit claiming violation of…

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Daring Works, Community Standards, and Obscenity – A Legal Perspective

March 11, 2019
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Daring Works, Community Standards, and Obscenity – A Legal Perspective

Editorial Note: This article originally appeared on CreatorLaw.com. Due the complex nature of obscenity laws, we thought it would be interesting for CBLDF readers to get further insight into what these standards mean. To understand how the complexity can be easily misunderstood, even by those that write legislation, check out a CBLDF.org article about a…

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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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VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

October 20, 2017
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VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

CBLDF cheers the passage of California Assembly Bill 228, a new law that amends the state’s flawed “autograph law” passed in 2016. The new law incorporates feedback from CBLDF and other advocacy groups in a way that offers protection for comic book stores, vendors, and artists exhibiting at conventions in the state. “AB 228′s passage…

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Proposed DHS Password Policy

February 21, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Proposed DHS Password Policy

CBLDF has joined a statement condemning a Department of Homeland Security proposal that would require non-citizens to provide their social media passwords as a condition of entering the United States. The statement warns, “Freedom of expression and press rights, access to information, rights of association, and religious liberty are all put at risk” under the…

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of “The Band Who Must Not Be Named”

December 20, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of “The Band Who Must Not Be Named”

CBLDF has joined a basket of deplorable people and organizations on a Cato Institute-led amicus brief to the Supreme Court in Lee v. Tam, asking, “Should the government get to decide what’s a slur?” Among the deplorables who joined CBLDF on the brief are satirist P.J. O’Rourke; former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, Flying Dog Brewery (which…

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ACLU Sues Idaho Over Speech-Chilling Liquor Law

September 21, 2016
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ACLU Sues Idaho Over Speech-Chilling Liquor Law

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho regarding an antiquated law that bans “sexually suggestive art” in establishments that serve alcohol. A cinema in neighboring Utah filed suit over a similar law there in May after the state threatened a fine of up to $25,000 for serving beer during showings of…

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Entries Due 2/29: Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

February 24, 2016
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Entries Due 2/29: Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

Are you a current U.S. law student looking for a chance to go to Comic-Con? CBLDF’s Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship is your chance, but you need to act soon — deadline for entry is 2/29! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to present its inaugural writing contest, the CBLDF Writing Competition…

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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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