|Received:||11/30/2004 11:16:01 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am vehemently opposed to any watering-down of the Telemarketing Sales Rule. My home is my private domain and if I wish not to receive calls from anyone, that desire should be enforced by laws with stiff penalties for violators because self-enforcement by the industry was an utter failure. The idea of allowing prerecorded messages is even more pernicious because we victims would have no human to tell "do not call again". Giving an 800 number to call to be removed is no better because it forces the victims to expend time and effort to secure something they should have a right to by default - their privacy. Please consider the pulic's will and give it more weight than the desires of the industry. The popularity of the National Do Not Call List should make it clear that the public is fed up with telemarketing. Please do the right thing and do not weaken these rules.