What To Do With Unused Phone Books?

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Return them to the Yellow Pages office, like these Canadians did. Residents in Seattle are battling publishers who have sued to overturn a law in Seattle that allows people to opt out of receiving phone books. Jeff Kart reports:

Since when is unwanted litter a right? If people don't want one or more phonebooks dropped off at their house, isn't it their right to opt out of the deliveries? Especially when there's something called the Internet, where phone numbers are easy to come by? The Yellow Pages people say they recognize that some folks don't want paper phone books anymore, but the Seattle law also is unfair in that it requires publishers to pay the cost of recycling old phone books, and the cost of creating a city-wide opt-out system.

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