I saw this on /. and thought it was important enough to post here for those that do not frequent there. The agency overseeing the national Do Not Call Registry is considering opening a loophole to allow companies to deliver ‘pre-recorded message telemarketing.’ The effort is being organized by Allen Hile of the FTC’s division of marketing practice. Be sure to let the FTC know how you feel about it.” The proposed change specifies that recorded calls would be allowed only when an “established business relationship” exists, but provisions like that tend to be stretched to absurdity. There is a story in the Chicago Sun-Times about it.