|Received:||4/16/2004 11:13:34 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The primary purpose of an email message should be viewed as commercial if it is not one of the options listed in B1. There should be a national registry for opting out. Individuals or businesses should not be responisble to opt out individuals for ALL the Internet marketing sites. Confirming opt out emails could have a link to the national site. Ther should be no regulations on individuals who forward an email to a friend, associate etc. The originating sender should not be held responsible if one of their emails are forwarded. The sender's email address should clearly show the sending email address and the subject line should not be deceptive. Individuals and businesses should be prevented from installing any applications on a PC which do not clearly state that the application will present pop up ads to the user, run programs in the back ground to gather data etc...Individuals and businesses should have to keep an acceptance log of people who accept this kind of software and be able to produce it to prove they had ethe athority to install deceptive softwar.