Archive for July, 2012

CBLDF: The Fight To Defend Manga

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

On Saturday, July 14 at San Diego Comic-Con, Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the CBLDF gave a presentation entitled, ” CBLDF: The Fight to Defend Manga,” which featured Ryan Matheson, who spoke about what happened when he tried to enter Canada with manga on his laptop.

Courtesy of Jamie Coville, here’s a link to the audio of the panel (49:20, 45.1mb) and here’s a link to all the other panels he recorded this year.

The total legal costs of Ryan’s case exceeded $75,000. After taking the case last summer, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund contributed $30,000 to the defense, and the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund contributed $11,000. We are currently seeking funds to help pay off the $34,000 debt Ryan incurred as a result of his case. To make a contribution, please click the “donate” button on the right.

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