Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Comic Book Storeowner Trial Begins

Gordon Lee, owner of a comic book store in Rome, Georgia, goes on trial this month for distributing material harmful to a minor. As a treat at Halloween, 2004, Mr. Lee handed out free comics to the children visiting his store. One, allegedly featuring Pablo Picasso's genitalia, got into the possession of two small boys. Their mother refused to accept Mr. Lee's apology, and criminal charges followed. Read more here. Here's an audio story from NPR.

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