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Sorry but Johnny is wrong, one of my buddy's in Roseburg, Or, talked to police about this exact thing, and if the disc has your name on it, meaning you bought it, not found it and marked out someone else's name, then by law it is your property. You can make them give you disc back with no reward for returning it, there was a probelm with people digging discs out of the river and keeping them or trying to sell them back. Bottom line is even if you leave your disc or "abondon" it, it is still your property and by law they must give it back.......
Johnny Macmillan said:Once you have looked for your lost disc, and gave up on it, it is an abandoned disc. If someone finds it, regardless of the info you have written on the disc, it is theirs. Finders Keepers. Sad, but true. There are plenty of casual players that couldn't be bothered with calling someone, and arranging a meeting for a disc. It is not their responsibility. It was your responsibility to not leave the disc where you did.
I have the opposite problem. I don't even put my phone # on may discs. I give and sell many of my old discs, with my name only on them. I am amazed at how many find their way back to me. I have now realized that I can no longer give away old discs with my name on them, because they end up costing me a buck ot two to get them back, after my friends loose them. Gotta sell out of state on ebay from now on.
The real solution is to not fall in love with any of your throwing stock. Most players don't care about losing "a disc", they care about losing a special disc. If you only throw low cost DX types of discs, you can't loose more than $10. Don't fall in love with something that can't love you back! I pulled all of my red first-run Champion Valks and TLs out of my bag after losing two, and finding out how valuable they are.
Ok so now the real question, is if you find your disc at a play it again sports with name, number etc. What do you do then if you were not the one selling it back?
You'd have to be extremely lucky to have this happen. I don't have experience with this so I'm not sure how I'd react. I think I'd want my disc back. I wouldn't expect it, but I'd want it. I'd wait for them to come looking for the disc & then I'd discuss it with them.
If they were cool I might let them keep it. If they stole it out of my bag then....