Understanding Telemarketing Law [telecom]

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What is Telemarketing Law?

Understanding the complexities of telemarketing law is
challenging. Under federal law, telemarketing is defined as "the
initiation of a telephone call or message for the purpose of
encouraging the purchase or rental of, or investment in, property,
goods, or services, which is transmitted to any person." 47 C.F.R. ยง
64.1200(f)(12). The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has
deemed informational calls and messages, as well as calls and messages
for non-commercial purposes, exempt from most telemarketing
regulations. Complying with state and federal telemarketing law
requires constant attention to the evolving regulatory and litigation


Bill Horne
Telecom Digest Moderator

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