|Comment Number:||EREG-247 Docket:04-06268|
|Received:||4/23/2004 1:41:42 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Re: CAN-SPAM Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008Hooray for your efforts to halt unsolicited bulk email! However, some of aspects of the proposed action may create problems even worse.Requiring use of suppression lists may seriously harm legitimate publishers of information, including those publishers who require permission from the consumer prior to adding them to any list. Those are obviously not the CAN-SPAM targets, but they may become CAN-SPAM victims.The wide-range repercussions may make me, as a consumer, a victim also. When I subscribe to several same-topic e-zines, I sometimes drop some. Their contents overlap, and they often make the same referrals. I don't want to lose the information just because I want to limit the number of people making the recommendation. Many times good ideas have not-so-good long-range ripple effects. You too may be surprised at the potential problems this ruling could involve. Please to reconsider its implementation in lightof these problems.