|Received:||12/1/2004 10:31:40 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I oppose the granting of any additional loopholes or safe harbors to corporations for the purpose of annoying people with unwanted sales calls. Further, the notion behind this proposed loophole, that sales calls from a machine are somehow more acceptable than regular sales calls, is simply bizarre. Those calls are even more intrusive and annoying and constitute noise pollution. Without firm rules to control their behavior, corporations will ruin every communications channel they touch. I sincerely hope this FTC doesn't want to go down in history as the Commission that made the telephone useless.