|Received:||11/27/2004 8:50:28 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would object vehemently to altering the DNC rules in favor of TSR. I believe that I, as a consumer, will not have the opportunity to "opt-out" unless I have listened to an entire message. This defeats the spirit of the DNC registry. Other reasons apply, but I could not fit within 4000 characters. Let's change the FCC rules to make it fit with the FTC rule. Why did the VMBC proceed this way? Simply because the FCC rule was more favorable for THEIR purpose, which is not in the interest of consumers. I would petition the FCC to change their rule to be more in compliance with the FTC rule. This would address the central part of VMBC's petition, which is: make the two rules (FTC and FCC) more consistent. I will be writing to Jim Ramstad to help with relief on this issue. In the strongest possible terms, I believe that altering the DNC would not be in the interest of consumers. Thank you.