|Received:||11/27/2004 8:14:41 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Thanks a lot for trying to gut the Do-Not-Call list. This pre-recorded message loophole will assuredly turn the tide of telemarketing from live humans to computer-controlled autodialers. The point of the legislation enacting the DNC list was so that consumers could opt-out of this kind of marketing. While the caveat of the pre-existing buisness relation seems like it might be a deterrent, I have a feeling it will be an empowering excuse allowing most names on the DNC list to be contacted *against* their will. The DNC list seems to be working well. Are you considering changing it because you're shills to the telemarketing agency, or you think it might bolster commerce? I've personally NEVER purchased anything from a telemarketer, nor do I intend to. In fact, I'd have to say that in the time I had previously spent dealing with telemarketers' calls, I COULD HAVE BEEN purchasing goods, doing my job (creating products) or something other that spurred commerce. But I didn't, because I was wasting my time with someone who generally wanted to sell me a scam, a magazine, or something that I didn't want. I know what I do and do not want to buy. And I know that, whatever it is, I don't want to be contacted without my consent to have a stranger tell me what I want to buy. This ammendment is a terrible idea. It should be buried, and Allen Hille should be ashamed of himself. Yes, I am serious.