|Received:||11/29/2004 7:27:04 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Let me see if I have this right----there is a loophole in the *do not call registry* which already has been in place and effective, so far as I know. The loophole is that the FTC and the FCC have different restrictions which Voice Mail Broadcasting Corp wants to take advantage of---for self-serving corporate ends------and, the FTC does not believe that Voice Mail Broadcasting's recorded telemarketing calls will have any *dramatic results*? If my understanding so far is correct then I continue: Yeah right! Just scores of recorded messages on our answering machines, or an uninterruptible recording if we pick up the phone----to which we can't say, *please remove me from your calling list*. What is going on here? Why does the public too often have to be on the defensive in our corporate culture. Aren't Federal agencies empowered to protect the public, not greedy companies? Has everyone sold out? A sane resolve to this matter seems to me so simple-----just require Voice Mail Broadcasting, and any other privacy invading companies that also come along, to get written permission (in simple, uncomplicated language) from each consumer before telemarketing calls may be placed to that consumer. Let the public first declare their wishes before the corporation comes calling. You probably have myriad reasons why that won't work, but it seems sane and simple to me----just put the burden of expense and effort on the corporation, not on the public. Its the corporation that went into business for a profit in the first place, let them consider this a cost of doing business........Thanks for reading this.