|Received:||12/6/2004 10:39:05 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:While we have the freedom to speak, we do not have the right to make the intended listener pay for it, or even listen. When a solicitor fills my answering machine with his free speech so that I am not able to receive the messages that I purchased it for, my rights are being violated. When a solicitor uses my fax machine and supplies, waking me up in the middle of the night to do it, my rights are being infringed. I expect the law to protect my rights as well as the solicitor. His right to speak must be preserved, but I should not have pay. He has to negotiate with a newspaper to print an ad, or with a station to broadcast an ad. Why should I have to pay to allow him to use my equipment without permission?