|Received:||3/17/2004 3:04:15 PM|
|Organization:||Great Locations Inc.|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The Do Not E-mail Registry should only be applied to pornography type marketing unless someone has requested it. I think we are getting into too much control of business. We already have caller id, call blocking and now Do Not Call. Now we will have Do Not E-Mail and Do Not Fax. We already have do not solicit notices in office buildings and subdivisions. What is next? Do Not Mail? While I understand the good intentions and personally am aggravated by the onslaught of unsolicited ads, I think it is becoming a restraint of trade. It is way too much burden on businesses to keep up with all this. I only agree with the regulation of "opting out" on e-mail. If Do Not Mail ever takes effect, there will hardly be any way for a small business to market. Are we trying to kill them off or help them survive in a tough economy? If all this goes into effect, businesses should not have to PAY for this information as well. If it is forced on us, then the information on those who don't want to receive these things should be free.