Yellow Pages Opt Out
Original post made by Stan on Jun 3, 2013
Once again we've been littered with a Yellow Page book in the front yard.
Apparently you can opt out but have to fill it out every year -
www yellowpagesoptout dot com
Apparently Seattle and SF were working on a law to eliminate this practice but got over ruled according to an SFGate article quoted below. So the books keep on flying on to our lawns and to the recycle/dump. Has anyone found a creative solution to this?
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that many view hefty phone books as historical relics in the age of Internet search engines, but said the Yellow Pages still deserve First Amendment protections.
"The First Amendment does not make protection contingent on the perceived value of certain speech," the court wrote.
on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm
Yellow page books are a scam. They don't work anymore. No one reads them. Everyone throws them away. The reason why they get delivered is that the publishers need to justify the cost of the ads to the poor fools who are buying them so they deliver the books and then call you to verify that they got delivered. When they called me I told them not to deliver and that I threw it out. I don't see how this can be seen as free speech, it's a fraudulent practice for the publishers to keep selling ads in them.
on Jun 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm
I appreciate the information in them...easy and orderly access
on Jun 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm
On the free speech issue, it's much the same as left-wing loons. They are free to pollute the world with their crazy, warped propaganda because of the 1st Amendment. And much like the Yellow Pages, we have to deal with the resulting pollution and damage. At least with the Yellow Books we have a way to recycle them. We are still trying to figure our how to recycle left-wing loons into something productive, or at least less unproductive and offensive.