Official Press Release
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and digital comics innovator iVerse Media jointly announced today iVerse’s addition to the CBLDF’s growing roster of industry supporters. Â As the organization’s newest corporate member, iVerse and its Comics Plus platform join leading publishers, distributors and brands in support of the Fund’s vital work in protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians and readers.
“The entire mission of CBLDF is something we at iVerse believe in very strongly and we’re honored to help them fight the good fight,” said Michael Murphey, iVerse CEO. “Of particular concern to us are the increasing number of challenges to freedoms of expression that put independent creators and smaller publishers at risk – as well the implications for both creators and consumers of digital content.”
“The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is enhanced by iVerse joining the organization as a corporate member,” said CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “The CBLDF is stridently committed to protecting the rights of creators and readers who are increasingly at risk in this era of digital distribution. iVerse’s support shows them taking a leadership position in advancing this important and timely work. We’re grateful for their participation and look forward to working even more closely with their excellent team.”
About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
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. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org.
About iVerse Media, LLC
iVerse Media (iversemedia.com) is a digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on Apple’s iOS platform. As of April 2012, over 12 million products in the iOS App Store have been downloaded that are powered by iVerse, making the “iVerse Engine” one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world.