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Customs seizing computers with adult comics?
JK Parkin, writing on the Comic Book Resource’s Robot 6 blog, notes that the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and ACLU are following a trend wherein customs officials are seizing computers and other portable devices that have adult comic material on them.
“The CBLDF legal team has been tracking trends in customs here in the U.S. and abroad that show authorities searching, and,in some cases, seizing the computers, portable devices, storage devices, and other items of travelers who have adult comics material stored on those devices,” Brownstein told Comic Book Resources. “The ACLU is tracking similar customs abuses from a privacy point of view. There’s a recent incident about which we’re not at liberty to discuss specifics involving this trend, where we were asked to provide information and letters of support. Because this is a pending matter, I’m not at liberty to discuss further specifics at this time.”