|Received:||11/28/2004 12:47:33 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Obviously, the spirit of the Do Not Call List is to prevent organizations from calling us. The popularity of the list is a clear indication that people do not want organizations calling them, so any attempt to loosen restrictions is contrary to the people's desires. If anything, the FTC should eliminate the existing exemptions to prevent all unwanted calls by any organization, including political organizations. The Do Not Call List should mean exactly what it says. There are plenty of media available for organizations to use without resorting to using our property and time for their marketing or promotional efforts. Simple measures to gain our permission, like opt-in forms on the organization's web site or included with the product or direct mail, are acceptable alternatives. But, it should be obvious that people should not individually bear the burden of any organization's efforts without our consent. Electing to be on the "Do Not Call List" is a clear indication that we do not consent. Use of our equipment, which we wholly pay for, should be off limits, period.