|Received:||11/29/2004 11:20:37 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I think this is a very bad idea which will destroy the effectiveness of the Do-Not-Call registry. The biggest problem is that a "business relationship" seems to propagate to all of a company's business partners, but a request to be put on a company's own do-not-call list does not. A single transaction with one company can result in dozens or hundreds of other companies claiming a "business relationship" by virtue of their connection with rhe company I did business with, but I must the "opt-out" of each of those transitive relationships individually. Also, recorded messages are the most offensive kind of telemarketing. The use of such messages indicates that the caller doesn't think it's worth their money to hire real people to make the calls, but real people have their lives repeatedly interrupted by having to answer them.