|Received:||11/29/2004 10:30:07 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:It is my firm belief that any changes to the DO NOT CALL registry should restrict any type of telemarketing contacts to those people who have given previous consent to such contact. Further, politicians and political action committees, or other individuals or organizations acting on behalf of a politician or political campaign or political issue should also be required to obey the DO NOT CALL registry. Any additional safe harbor for telemarketers is an invitation to push the limits even harder; the goal of telemarketers is to render the DO NOT CALL registry meaningless. No purpose is served by allowing businesses to spam customers with pre-recorded messages. Notice that a special-ordered product has arrived, or a non-intimidating reminder of a past due bill, or other direct business contact, should be the limit beyond which businesses and politicians cannot go.