|Received:||11/28/2004 9:23:17 AM|
|Organization:||RSR Ventures, LLC.|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This proposal is unworkable since the phrase "established business relationship" is open to such wide interpretation. Unless, of course, if the recipient was to be given the means to identify the caller and take legal action against such invasion of privacy. It is inconceivable that a disruptive action such as an unsolicited telephone call would receive any encouragement from our government when a door-to-door solicitation can be barred by simply the posting of a sign. The ringing of a door bell is no less a disturbance than the ringing of a telephone. Unwanted solicitation at your door is treated as a criminal act. The disturbance caused by an unsolicited telephone call is not merely an invasion of privacy but a potential menace to the health and welfare of the recipient. My wife is disabled and I suffer from a coronary problem. Why should we be burdened with the interruption of our daily lives by any commercial message? These commercial messages are unlike those broadcast on radio and television which pay for our news, education and entertainment and which we can avoid by simply switching off the receiving device. Would you watch a television station which was nothing but a stream of commercials? How can the United States government as represented as the FCC object to the ratio of commercial to content on the media and then permit any unsolicited telephone communication?