|Received:||4/20/2004 10:25:35 AM|
|Organization:||Quarter Century club|
|State:||Not in the US|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The rulemaking has just now been brought to my attention and as today is the deadline, I offer the following with apologies that it may or may not be relevant. The Membership organization of which I am the Executive Director has members who reside in the USA full time or seasonally. We and our service partners do provide benefits (products/ services) to our members. For some, this is their main reason for maintaining membership. While our organization has not had time to take a position on this rulemaking and these observations are my own, I am sure they would support the intent reflected in the title "control of pornography and unsolicited marketing". I would expect that, so long as membership is voluntary, membership would be treated as soliciting information which may understandably be construed as commercial, . I would ask that care be taken to ensure that the rulemaking does not inadvertently prevent or increase the cost or difficulty of offering membership benefits for members in voluntary, not-for-profit, organizations. This is particularly important if those benefits are a significant purpose of the organization.