Sunday, May 13, 2012

AutoDialers and Prior Consents That May Apply to New Holders of Numbers

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act forbids advertisers, bill collectors and the like from calling your mobile phone, without your consent, using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice. The issue presented here is that if consent is provided a previous holder of the phone number does that "transfer" to any new holder of the number? If so, that surely leads to some silly results, as Judge Easterbrook pointed out his opinion.


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