|Received:||4/16/2004 8:13:59 PM|
|Organization:||Sichun Consulting, Inc.|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Re: CAN-SPAM Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008 To the Commissioners, Curbing the problem of SPAM is a very good thing and I appreciate your efforts in this regard. However, my clients and I may be forced out of legitiment affiliate business if the proposed "supression list" is passed. There are many issues, problems, and costs associated with this idea, a potential large NEGITAVE IMPACT on both the business community AND the consumers, the voters you are trying to protect. Please, I must urge you, carefully consider this matter. A required suppression list will seriously damage many legitimate publications that my clients and many others make available on the net. These businesses already have permission to send messages to the recipients - from the recipients opt-ing into the distribution. The CAN-SPAM act was not designed to put these ligitment businesses out of business, but this requirement will very likely have that effect. If my clients go out of business, my company will as well. I was quite surprised at the potential problems this ruling could involve - and the numbre of legitimate businesses that could be forced to go out of business because of it. I implore you in the strongest possible terms to reconsider the huge impact on small business implementation of these regulations will have. The SPAMMERS will continue regardless, don't force real businesses to go under as well. Respectfully yours, Art Remnet PS - this is very much like the case that if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns - Please do not distroy one of the best ways to earn a living on-line.