|Received:||4/14/2004 4:49:46 PM|
|Organization:||The Happy Guy|
|State:||Not in the US|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I am a US citizen residing in Canada, publishing a few relatively small email publications. CAN-SPAN was not meant to deter such legitimate enterprise, but as is usually the case, one must be very careful not to let lock the shopkeeper up and let the robber go free. Are there other ways to determine whether a commercial advertisement or promotion in an email is the primary purpose of the email? Yes: if the commerical message and the "content" are so intertwined that it is clear the content is there only to justify the commercial message. Basically, the same guidelines that tell what the difference between a magazine and a flyer in the "real" world, should apply to publications on the Internet. Choose any of the definition(s) below that you feel the Commission should modify or elaborate upon. (Choose all that apply): email messages that deliver a newsletter to subscribers. Is 10 business days an appropriate deadline for acting on an opt-out request by deleting the requester’s email address from the sender’s email directory or list? And if not, which of the following would be a more appropriate time limit? It needs to be longer. This hits the little guy, sole proprietors like me. 10 days, means I can't go on vacation for even two weeks. Although I have an automated unsubscribe system, not everyone uses it or uses it correctly. Should a P.O. Box be considered a “valid physical postal address”? Yes. Otherwise, the government is assisting stalkers.