Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

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    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.

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    CBLDF is a collective of comic book professionals, retailers, and fans/supporters who advocate for the First Amendment rights as they relate to the comic book industry. It is a non-profit organization.

    Donations to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are allocated to support both censorship and literacy education, for proactive library support, and to provide legal aid to comic book retailers and professionals involved in First Amendment cases. As per the CBLDF's website, "Thanks to our efforts in 2012, Canadian authorities dropped all criminal charges in the case of Ryan
    Matheson, an American citizen who was charged with importing child pornography for having innocuous
    manga images on his laptop. Ryan’s case cost $75,000, of which CBLDF has paid $30,000."

    The organization is also strongly involved in promoting Banned Books Week.

    The website for the CBLDF is In addition to information about the assistance that the organization provides and a page where prospective members can join, there is a "store," in which visitors can give donations for exclusive comic books, original art, and t-shirts.


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