|Received:||11/28/2004 1:24:24 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:There's a reason people signed up for the National Do-Not-Call list: We do not wish to be harassed at home with advertisements over the telephone. If I don't want to watch a commercial on TV, I can change the channel, or I could even turn it off. I cannot, however, afford to turn off the telephone. To allow this is to intrude into my personal life. If a company cannot move its product unless it makes _unsolicited_ calls to people _in their homes_, perhaps it should reconsider what it is trying to sell. But that's not your problem. You become an accomplice to this intrusion if you enact any loopholes in the Do-Not-Call list. Ultimately, I have no reasonable defense against the incessant ringing of the telephone from sunup to sundown if this sort of thing is permitted.