|Received:||12/6/2004 12:42:14 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Telemarketing calls are utterly annoying. I was quite happy to register my phone numbers with the FTC's "Do Not Call List". Creating this list was one of the most admirable actions that FTC has taken in the recent history. Recently, I started receiving recorded telemarketing messages, which is even more annoying then a non-recorded telemarketing call. I'm a believer that when one's constitutional right encroaches another's constitutional right the party initiating the intrusion should be held accountable. Telemarketing calls, recorded or non-recorded, intrude on the receivers' constitutional rights to have a peaceful private time at his or her home. Excluding the recorded telemarketing calls from the definition of "Telemarketing Calls". This would be equivalent to destroying the "Do Not Call List" in its entirety. I hope FTC will not take that route. If FTC and FCC rules on this need to be made the same, then FCC rules should be changed to adopt the FTC rules.