|Received:||12/1/2004 6:45:10 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I object strenuously to this proposal. I greatly value my privacy, and I'm finding it impossible to get removed from call lists that insist on using my unpublished, unlisted number. I shudder to think what would happen if computers were allowed to use the phone system, especially a low-cost VoIP system, to deluge me with more calls than I can handle. And given the broad understanding of what a customer is, I can expect to receive calls from AOL, TimeWarner, Time-Life, Warner Bros., CompuServe, Netscape, and more simply by being a customer of any one of these companies. And since I have more than one phone, I can expect to receive these calls on the land line and the cell phone, where I will have the privilege of paying for these intrusions as well. I am adamantly opposed to this proposal. Please err on the side of providing too much privacy, not too little.