Manga Isn't All Porn: The CBLDF At ECCC 2017

Charles Brownstein paid a visit to the ECCC live stage this afternoon to give viewers a quick recap on what the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund does, and what they're currently fighting for. If you aren't familiar, the CBLDF protects the freedom to read comics, and they offer legal assistance to comic creators if they need it. He mentioned that the U.S. seems to focus it's censorship on mostly sex and violence, with people in the community trying to ban books from libraries for such topics. While Brownstein stressed that if you don't want that in your home that's fine, but you shouldn't police the community at large. People rely on libraries to get books they otherwise may not be able to get.

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He quickly mentioned that the CBLDF was currently writing to congress in regards to people having to give up their passwords on their phones, laptops, ect in order to be searched. He gave an example that if you had manga on your laptop, the Feds use manga as a code word for "porn", giving them the right to search your laptop. Brownstein mentioned this was becoming unconstitutional for traveling Americans, and that they are constantly fighting against that.

If you want to learn more about the CBLDF, check out their website!

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