Commission approval of report to Congress:
– The Commission has approved the issuance of a report to Congress regarding the Do Not Call Registry for Fiscal Year 2005. The report, which is available now as a link to this press release on the FTC’s Web site, has been submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as required by Section 4(b) of the Do Not Call Implementation Act.
The report contains information on the following topics: 1) an analysis of the effectiveness of the Registry; 2) the number of consumers who have placed their telephone numbers on the Registry; 3) the number of entities paying fees to access the Registry and the amount of the fees; 4) the progress of coordinating the operation and enforcement of the Registry with similar registries maintained by the states; 5) the progress of coordinating the operation and enforcement of the Registry with enforcement activities of the Federal Communications Commission under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; and 6) FTC enforcement of the Registry under the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The Commission vote approving issuance of the report was 5-0. (FTC File No. R034305; the staff contact is John Krebs, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3747)
Commission approval of final consent order:
– Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and Rockstar Games, Inc. The vote to approve the final order was 5-0. Copies are available now on the FTC’s Web site as a link to this press release. (FTC File No. 052-3158; the staff contacts are Richard F. Kelly or Keith R. Fentonmiller, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3304 or 202-326-2775; see press release dated June 8, 2006.)
District Court modification of order: On June 23, 2006, a federal district court in the District of Columbia modified the order it had issued in FTC v. Perrigo Company, Civil Action No. 1:04CV01397 (RMC) (D.D.C. 2004). In a joint motion to the court, all parties to the litigation had sought the modification. Copies of the parties’ joint motion as well as the court’s order modification can be found on the Commission’s Web site as a link to this press release. (FTC File Nos. 011-0247 and X040070; the staff contact is Roberta Baruch, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2861; see press release dated August 12, 2004.)
Release of Commission workshop transcript:
– The Commission today announced it has released a transcript of the FTC’s May 24, 2006, public workshop, Protecting Consumers in the New Mortgage Marketplace. It is now available on the FTC’s Web site at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/mortgage/transcript.pdf. (The staff contact is Julie Bush, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3608; see press release dated March 22, 2006.)
Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.