Last summer, civil liberties groups Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund helped defend Ryan Matheson, an American citizen who faced a year in Canadian prison for possession of child pornography. Why? The charges against the 27-year-old software engineer had come via Canadian customs officers who found manga on Matheson's laptop. At last, Matheson's ordeal is over after the Canadian prosecutors withdrew all criminal charges as part of a plea bargain agreement.
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