|Received:||11/27/2004 5:51:22 PM|
|Organization:||University of the Pacific|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Allowing automated systems to circumvent the do-not-call list is a choice which is unbalanced. By this I mean that it allows organizations to demand the valuable attention and time of a person without the organization itself investing any serious attention and time in terms of hiring telemarketers or risking a fine. Thus the system allows for advertising and marketing that is inexpensive for the organization, but intrusive and annoying to the individual. I do not believe that allowing this circumvention of the do-not-call list fits within the mandate of lawmakers, or expectations of the voters.