Friday, August 19, 2011

Border Searches and Comic Books

Here is an interesting piece on border searches from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The Fund is focused on border searches of electronic and traditional media where any of various forms of comics, graphic novels, and related literature are involved. That would include anime,  manga, yuri and other genre that might cross the creepy line for some readers. On the other hand, the creepy line is what makes first amendment law important and interesting. Creepy can be a long way from obscene. Plus, many of the arguments raised in this context relate to the protection of children from harm and exploitation, neither of which happens when no live models.

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