Based on a Twitter thread from a mid sized YouTube personality:
I have been emailed MORE THAN 10 TIMES by a service I'd like to be sponsored with that I will not name
Every time they email me, I say I'd love to work with them, then the middle men come back to me and say they don't work with gaming channels
THEN WHY DID YOU EMAIL ME
Would it be legal for this creator, or another creator, to stipulate on their contact information page that contacting them for a sponsorship deal when the contacting entity has policies that would make a sponsorship arrangement not possible, and then withdrawing that sponsorship offer when the creator replies with interest, incurs an automatic administrative fees invoice for wasting the creator's time? And would the company be legally obligated to pay that invoice?? I think I've heard a couple of stories about people who put a clause like that on their contact page, sent the invoice and had the company pay the invoice. I'm interested in Canadian, USA and Belgian/EU laws on the subject.