I thought it would be most informative to those visiting this site to have availible the Federal Trade Commission's entire Telemarketing Sales Rule right here to peruse. So I've painstakingly assembled the Telemarketing Sales Rule, also know by the acronym (TSR) and pasted it for all of our edification. There are a lot of intesting points and rules that everyone here filing a compliment or complaint should know about. Well, it took awhile and because I can only paste so much text per comment, it may take a few to get all of this valuble information posted. But, as the mighty soldier once said, victory only comes with hard work and determination.

So here it is: the FTC's TSR: PART 1


FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
16 CFR Part 310
Telemarketing Sales Rule
AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.
ACTION: Rule review, request for public
comments, and announcement of public
forums.
SUMMARY: The Federal Trade
Commission (‘‘the Commission’’ or
‘‘FTC’’) is requesting public comment
on the Commission’s Telemarketing
Sales Rule (‘‘TSR’’ or ‘‘the Rule’’). The
Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and
Abuse Prevention Act (‘‘the
Telemarketing Act’’ or ‘‘the Act’’)
directed the Commission to promulgate
rules to protect consumers from
deceptive telemarketing practices and
other abusive telemarketing activities. In
response to this directive, the
Commission adopted the TSR, which
requires telemarketers to make specific
disclosures of material information;
prohibits misrepresentations; sets limits
on the times telemarketers may call
consumers; prohibits calls to a
consumer who has asked not to be
called again; and sets payment
restrictions for the sale of certain goods
and services.
The Act requires that no later than
five years after its effective date of
December 31, 1995, the Commission
initiate a rule review to evaluate the
Rule’s operation and report the results
of that review to Congress. Pursuant to
this mandatory rule review requirement,
the Commission now hereby seeks
comment about the overall costs and
benefits of the TSR, and its overall
regulatory and economic impact since
its adoption in 1995.
In addition to reviewing the Rule and
its effect on deceptive and abusive
telemarketing practices, the Commission
intends to use this rule review to
examine telemarketing generally over
the past two decades, and to determine
its impact on consumers. This broader
review will result in a report addressing
issues such as changes in technologycomposition of the industry,
telemarketers’ efforts at self-regulation,
the effectiveness of law enforcement
and legislation, trends in telemarketing,
and current consumer issues related to
telemarketing. In order to initiate
discussion of these and other issues, the
Request for Comment invites written
responses to the series of questions in
Sections F and G, infra, which set forth
with more specificity the type of
information the Commission
particularly desires related to the Rule
and about telemarketing generally.
In addition, this document contains
an invitation to participate in a series of
public forums to be held in the future
to afford the Commission staff and
interested parties an opportunity to
explore and discuss the issues
underlying the list of questions and any
other topics that emerge from the
comments we receive in response to this
notice.
DATES: Papers and written comments
responding to the Request for Comment
will be accepted until April 27, 2000. A
public forum to discuss provisions of
the TSR, other than the ‘‘do-not-call’’
provision, will be held on July 27–28,
2000, in Washington, DC, from 8:30 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.1 Notification of interest
in participating in this forum must be
submitted in writing on or before June
16, 2000. The exact dates, location, and
information about participation in
future FTC forums held in connection
with the TSR review will be announced
later by Federal Register notice.
ADDRESSES: Six paper copies of each
paper and/or written comment should
be submitted to the Office of the
Secretary, Federal Trade Commission,
Room 159, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20580.
Alternatively, the Commission will
accept papers and comments submitted
to the following email address:
tsr@ftc.gov, provided the content of any
papers or comments submitted by email
is organized in sequentially numbered
paragraphs. All submissions should be
identified as ‘‘Telemarketing Review—
Comment. FTC File No. P994414.’’
Notification of interest in participating
in the public forum should be submittedin writing to Carole I. Danielson,
Division of Marketing Practices, Federal
Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania
Avenue, NW, Room 238, Washington,
DC 20580. The public forum will be
held at the Federal Trade Commission,
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room
432, Washington, DC 20580.
Papers and written comments will be
available for public inspection in
accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, and
Commission regulations, 16 CFR Part
4.9, on normal business days between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in
Room 130, Federal Trade Commission,
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20580. The
Commission will make this notice and,
to the extent possible, all papers or
comments received in response to this
notice available to the public through
the Internet at the following address:
www.ftc.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Catherine Harrington-McBride (202)
326–2452, email cmcbride@ftc.gov;
Karen Leonard (202) 326–3597, email
kleonard@ftc.gov; or Carole Danielson
(202) 326–3115, email
cdanielson@ftc.gov, Division of
Marketing Practices, Bureau of
Consumer Protection, Federal Trade
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20580.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Section A. Background
1. Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and
Abuse Act
On August 16, 1994, President
Clinton signed into law the
Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and
Abuse Prevention Act (‘‘Telemarketing
Act’’ or ‘‘the Act’’).2 The Telemarketing
Act was the culmination of
Congressional efforts during the early
1990’s to protect consumers against
telemarketing fraud.3 The purpose of the
Act was to combat telemarketing fraudby providing law enforcement agencies
with powerful new tools, and to give
consumers new protections. The Act
directed the Commission, within 365
days of enactment of the Act, to issue
a rule prohibiting deceptive and abusive
telemarketing acts or practices.4
Among other things, the
Telemarketing Act specifies certain acts
or practices the FTC’s rule must
address.5 The Act also required the
Commission to include provisions
relating to three specific ‘‘abusive
telemarketing acts or practices:’’ (1) A
requirement that telemarketers may not
undertake a pattern of unsolicited
telephone calls which a reasonable
consumer would consider coercive or
abusive of such consumer’s right to
privacy; (2) A restriction on the time of
day and night telemarketers may make
unsolicited calls to consumers; and (3)
A requirement that telemarketers
promptly and clearly disclose in all
sales calls to consumers that the
purpose of the call is to sell goods or
services, and to make other disclosures
the Commission deems appropriate,
including the nature and price of the
goods or services sold.6 Section 6102(a)
of the Act not only required the
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 Oct 13th, 2006

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