No Relief Yet

I just heard on NPR, and have confirmed via Computerworld, that the telemarketing calls won’t be stopping as anticipated on October 1. I’m dismayed, to say the least.

U.S. court blocks do-not-call list
Story by Andy Sullivan

SEPTEMBER 24, 2003 (REUTERS)

A federal court in Oklahoma has blocked a national do-not-call list, which would allow consumers to stop most unwanted telephone sales calls, just one week before it was due to take effect.

The U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City said the Federal Trade Commission overstepped its authority when it set up the popular antitelemarketing measure, according to a court decision filed late yesterday.

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