|Received:||4/20/2004 2:01:27 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
C. 10 days seems longish, but is not unreasonable. E-mail advertisers' input should carry weight as to the adequacy of this time limit. Certainly with automation (the very thing they are using) would lead one to suspect that they should be able to effect severance quickly, unlesss they get swamped because of a campaign that elicits massive response to be removed, but even then these things can be automated pretty effectively. E.1.2 Obviously, a work around of the law would be for companies to combine ads and any such action should be viewed as a violaton of the law. However, there could be legitimate inadvertant combinations. I think numbers of incidents would be the key to resolving whether or not an intentional violations are taking place. E 2. You need to be careful here. I have (and I presume many others) have referred friends to commercial products in which I think they may have an interest. I believe I am providing a service when I do this and when I receive such recommendations. It is not a frequent thing.