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Adam Goldberg
Don't-call list enforcement dubious

The national do-not-call list went into effect today, but a complex legal fight has made it impossible for the government to judge its ability to stop unwanted calls from telemarketers. Reacting to court decisions that threatened to derail the free service, the government scrambled to rework the system a day before it went into effect, turning the public away from a dedicated do-not-call Web site and phone number that had been promoted for months. Instead, officials directed people to file complaints with the Federal Communications Commission. Today, the largest telemarketing association, which said many of its members would abide by the list despite the legal uncertainty, launched its own...

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