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Old 03-04-2010, 08:45 AM
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I recently put out about 500 fliers in newspaper boxes at peoples houses, and today, the newspaper company called me and said that it is illegal to do this and I cant do it anymore. Do you guys know anything about this?
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I recently put out about 500 fliers in newspaper boxes at peoples houses, and today, the newspaper company called me and said that it is illegal to do this and I cant do it anymore. Do you guys know anything about this?
Whwrw I live the newspaper(s) have a small round box at the end of the customers driveway, they maintain ownership so one could not use it without their permission.
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I can't see that as being illegal though.

They may not like that you are doing it. They may want you to stop. But how can it be violating a law? I highly doubt there is a law that says you can't put a flyer in the newspaper box.

Maybe they could take you to court over it, but I highly doubt they would because ultimately, what are the damages? What did you hurt? How did they lose money because of this?

Whats your view on it?

How will this effect what you do?
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I stand corrected on this.

Being that I have no legal training what so ever and responses are based on a gut reaction, I am normally wrong LOL

So I got a legal opinion on it and wanted to pass on what I learned.

It is illegal if they own the box and it is trespassing.

Who would have thunk!

Read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trespass_to_chattels
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Don't be lazy walk up to the door and knock, you will get more jobs this way too. If they are not home then you leave the flyer on the door knob with a rubber band. Go the extra mile to show them why they should hire you and not the ten other guys flyering the neighborhood.
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How did they lose money because of this?

Whats your view on it?
Newspapers make their money from advertising or at least the vast majority of their income, you are using their delivery method at no cost to you and no income to them to deliver advertising, trust me they will and can nail you, they own the newspaper boxes, if you stop subscribing to their paper then they remove it.
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This topic had again popped up recently so I wanted to bring this to everyone's attention again.
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I would say if the box has the newspaper's name on it then leave it alone. Here however there are many subdivisions that have a NP slot in the mailbox that the home owner purchased. Or a brick mailbox with a clay pipe for the NP drop. These I would say would be ok.
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Although I must agree you can not touch newspaper boxes I would like to point out that Wikipedia is the worst place in the world to base a legal decision on. That is unless you want to trust an overweight middle aged alcoholics interpretation of the law.
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I would say if the box has the newspaper's name on it then leave it alone. Here however there are many subdivisions that have a NP slot in the mailbox that the home owner purchased. Or a brick mailbox with a clay pipe for the NP drop. These I would say would be ok.
I cant site the actual law at this time but I did once before on this same topic. I am fairly sure it said it is NOT legal to put anything in or on a mail box or post containing a mail box meaning even one the homeowners purchases or builds.
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