|Received:||11/27/2004 6:38:49 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Gentlemen: I can't believe that you are proposing to allow computerized commercial solicitations to bypass the do not call blocking law. I have received many such calls from political and charitable organizations and have hung up on all of them; they are highly annoying! If you think that allowing automated recorded telephone solicitations are less disturbing than the live version of this offensive tactic, you are mistaken! I do not wish to receive such solicitations AT ALL! I find it revealing that you are contemplating the bypass of the do not call provisions for commercial purposes when it was just these type of phone calls which precipitated the passage of this law in the first place. Commercial speech has more than enough outlets already; I do not wish to allow it to intrude on my activities any more than it already does in newspapers, magazines, television, theaters, recorded movies (really ugly), billboards, internet sites, etc.