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Is blanketing a building in advertisements illegal?

Asked by MisterBlueSky85 (892points) April 20th, 2008

This terrible Chinese restaurant is always entering our LOCKED building and putting flyers all over. Is this illegal or what?

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wildflower's avatar

I’m sure that depends on where you are, what kind of building (residential or commercial) and whether the owners have posted a notice saying its not for posting posters…

peedub's avatar

Would you tolerate it if the food was amazing?
Just curious…

MisterBlueSky85's avatar


Well, I’m in a residential apartment building in Madison, WI. I haven’t seen a notice posted about unsolicited mail anywhere, but I figure if the front door is locked, only residents are supposed to enter, so they’re shouldn’t be in here in the first place.

And peedub, the food is pretty bad, but my roommates and I order it because it’s cheap.

Edit: I guess I didn’t answer your question, peedub. If the food was any better, I still don’t think I’d like their practice because they blanket our building so often. A8 China is a well-known restaurant here, so distributing ads as often as they do is kind of pointless. If they did it once or twice a year, then fine. But 12 times? Come on.

wildflower's avatar

how do you know its not your roommate posting them and that’s why he gets it cheap??

peedub's avatar

Nice. I can’t give you a definitive answer on your question but I have some five-cent advice. If it pisses you off, go tell them not to do it next time your getting take out. Act like you are the manager and people are complaining. There is some truth to that.

Donato's avatar

Posting on the outside of a building in most cities is illegal. Unfortunatly the inside of a building is not. It’s up to the owner or tenant to deal with it. I would take peedub’s advice.

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