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FCC Adopts Strong Anti-Robocall Rules

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Jun 18, 2015, 1:31 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The FCC today adopted a set of rules proposed in May that make it harder for telemarketers and others to place unwanted calls or send unwanted messages to wireless phones. The new laws provide clarity for businesses and consumers on when robocalls and other phone-based outreach is permitted. The new rules let consumers revoke their consent to receive such calls/messages at any time; permit carriers to create do-not-disturb blocking services; ensure new owners of reassigned numbers don't receive calls/messages meant for the previous owner; define autodialers to prevent misuse of the laws; and allow very limited and specific exceptions for urgent circumstances, such as to prevent fraud. The FCC promised to enforce the rules strictly.




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Jun 23, 2015, 12:42 PM


Where are masses of crony-capitalists railing against the FCC for once again trampling all over legitimate business practices and rattling on about how this will inevitably hurt consumers and drive prices up? Am I to honestly believe that not one of our crony-capitalist friends disagrees with this obvious government overreach and trampling of our rights? Am I to believe, by the utter silence on this article, that this instance of unforgivable interventionism has offended no one, or even worse, that our crony-capitalist friends actually approve for once of the evil FCC's actions? Say it ain't so. Say that this article has merely appeared innocuously and by some aberration was missed by all the ATT and Verizon employees who regularly advocate ...
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