Author: Jordan Smith

Victory in New York for Free Speech, New Legislation Targets SLAPP

On Tuesday this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State signed legislation that strengthens the protection from frivolous lawsuits. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, or SLAPP suits, are a strategic form of litigation that is used by wealthy plaintiffs…

Join Banned Books Week for a Live Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

Next week, September 28 through October 3, is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating our freedom to read. This coming Monday at 5:00 p.m. CDT, Banned Books Week is presenting a Facebook LIVE conversation with comics creator Gene Luen…

Poetry is Everywhere! Howl and the Obscenity Trial

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, -Allen Ginsberg, Howl   Poetry is everywhere and that includes comic books. Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with CBLDF by taking a look-back on Allen…

One Week Left to Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

There is just one week left to get the Kodansha Comics’ Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail & More. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of Hiro Mashima’s work for Kodansha Comics as DRM-free ebooks. The selection of digital…