|Received:||12/5/2004 10:37:52 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Do not broaden in any way the ability of telemarketers to invade my private time. I hate telemarketing calls from anyone; prerecorded messages are just telephone spam. It wastes my precious time to answer them. I am not interested. I do not like "chariety" call, but I will tolerate them, but only if they are being made by members of the organization and not professional fund-raisers. As far as I am concerened, businesses have no free speech rights, only privileges that we the people give to them. Personal privacy is more important than their marketing activities. If a company calls, it should only be when I give specific postitive permission (no default permission, no sellling of lists) for them to do so, or they are callling to clarify a business transaction that I have initiated. Do not make my personal life any more difficult by wasting more of my time with telemarketers. The above goes for faxes and email too.