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Canada To Legalize It!; It Being Crime Comics

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, June 08 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Canada To Legalize It!; It Being Crime Comics

The Fulton Bill deemed crime comics illegal in 1949.


Source: Bleeding Cool

Canada is currently in the process of cleaning up old legislation that is still on the books. Laws similar to the one in Massachusetts that says one cannot own an explosive golf ball or the one in North Carolina which decrees that Bingo games can't last more than 5 hours. One of Canada's though is one that punishes those who publish , distribute and sell "crime comics", which was established in 1949 with the Fulton Bill. Section 207 of Bill 10 was revised to make the possession of any printed materials depicting crime — real or fictitious — illegal and punishable.

The law, still in existence, as Section 163, 1b of the Criminal Code of Canada includes under the "Offences Tending to Corrupt Morals" section of the Criminal Code, that legal action can be taken against anyone who makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic. That legal action can be up to two years in prison.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips must be stoked.




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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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