Non-Profits, Business Groups Oppose Yellow Pages Opt-Out Bill


I'm constantly mixing up the phone book and the Seattle Times. How do you tell them apart?
You can be a non-profit and hate America.

As these groups show us by example.
I already opt out. They go straight into the recycle bin.
There is no 1st Amendment right for AT&T or Verizon to dump their unwanted books on my private property.

There is no confusion with other types of publications. No newspaper delivers to my door uninvited.

Stop being silly, Sally.
Wait, why am I walking to a newspaper box to pick up a copy of The Stranger? Are they saying it's supposed to be dumped on my front steps, just like TYP?

there's no way to rationalize against an opt-out. its all bully pressure from here on.
Its amazing how the state applies fines on virtual junk mail (email spam) and most people or business dont seem to have a problem with that. But to apply fines to unwanted PHYSICAL mail thats a much bigger pain in the ass to deal with, why thats a violation of my rights to free speech!
Phone books are just plain immoral. They should be banned. No opt out, just ban them! At the very least opt in!
Please don't shoot the people who dump things on your front porch.

Use a whittling knife instead.
I should send this as a question for Dan "If I leave some unwanted yellow page directories on your porch, and someone claims I was littering, but you didn't use them, so I was just helping you recycle, is it ok?" and pretend I'm from Eugene.
Uh, how can you lead with nonprofits and then not identify a single one except for the GSBA?
@10 I see what you did there.
We ...categorically reject the argument that a vendor has a right under the constitution or otherwise to send unwanted material into the home of another. If this prohibition operates to impede the flow of even valid ideas, the answer is that no one has a right to press even "good" ideas on an unwilling recipient. That we are often "captives" outside the sanctuary of the home and subject to objectionable speech and other sound does not mean we must be captives everywhere...

--Chief Justice Warren Burger, writing for the majority in Rowan v US Post Office (1970)