|Received:||12/11/2004 2:31:13 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:To relax the application of the Do Not Call Rule to allow greater scope to telemarketers with automatic calling machinery is absurd. Interpretation of the phrase "pre-existing business relationship" is already so loose as to provide a loophole/safe harbor larger than the telemarketers had any right to expect. Automatic-call telemarketing campaigns are an abomination, and restrictions on them need to be tightened, not loosened.