No person in this state shall be compelled to pay for any newspaper, magazine or other publication which shall be mailed or sent to him without his having subscribed for or ordered it, or which shall be mailed or sent to him after the time of his subscription or order therefor has expired, notwithstanding that he may have received it.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation who shall enter into contract for the printing, stereotyping, binding or publication of any book, pamphlet, circular, or other publication of any character or description, for any author, compiler or publisher, to print any greater number of copies of such book, pamphlet, circular, or other publication, than the number designated by the contract for such publication.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of section 63-102 shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor and in addition thereto shall be liable to the author, compiler or publisher with whom such contract was made, for all damages which may accrue by reason of such unlawful publication.
(1) The Legislature finds that:
(a) Newspapers are a significant and important source of daily information;
(b) As a written form of media, newspapers are able to provide indepth coverage of issues as well as coverage of a breadth of issues which may be absent in other electronic or broadcast media;
(c) While a newspaper's written format has advantages, such written format severely limits the ability of blind and other print-reading-impaired persons to obtain information from newspapers;
(d) This information deficit contributes to an unemployment rate estimated at seventy-five percent among working-age blind persons to whom the availability of such detailed news coverage would vastly improve opportunities for meaningful employment;
(e) There are a significant number of blind and other print-reading-impaired persons in Nebraska who would benefit from having timely and complete access to local and national newspapers;
(f) Due to technological advances, newspapers can be efficiently and effectively distributed by voice to enable access by blind and other print-reading-impaired persons; and
(g) The state should maintain a system by which blind and other print-reading-impaired persons can access the information newspapers provide.
(2) The purpose of this section and section 63-106 is to provide a digital voice newspaper delivery system to enable blind and other print-reading-impaired persons to access newspapers in a timely and comprehensive manner.
(1) The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired shall establish standards and procedures for a statewide digital voice newspaper delivery system and shall oversee its operation. The commission shall:
(a) Enter into contracts for the operation of such system;
(b) Provide space for the location of distribution devices and other equipment necessary to operate the system;
(c) Provide for daily monitoring to assure prompt and accurate functioning;
(d) Advertise the system and recruit blind and other print-reading-impaired persons for user certification;
(e) Develop and implement procedures for user certification;
(f) Serve as a coordinator between the system operator and the certified users; and
(g) Adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to carry out this section and section 63-105.
(2) Any certified user of the system shall not be charged for access to the system other than instate and out-of-state long-distance charges incurred while accessing the system.