Miscellaneous

by Mike Masnick




Congress Wastes No Time In Approving Do Not Call List

from the back-on-track dept

Giving the overwhelming popularity among voters towards the national "Do Not Call" list, it didn't take much time for Congress to debate yesterday's ruling to make the list illegal. With very little debate at all, the House has approved legislation saying the FTC can operate the list, and took whatever time they could have used to debate the topic to blast the judge instead (and even threatened to reveal his home phone number into the Congressional record). Funny how quickly Congress can act on certain issues... The bill still needs to go through the Senate and get signed into law and the judge needs to dismiss the case. However, some are hopeful that all this can happen in time for the October 1st date on which the list is supposed to go into effect.

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    An on E Mous, 25 Sep 2003 @ 2:21pm

    Lawsuits have been filed aginst the FCC


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