First-year Berkeley Law students and CAPS members Ted Lee, Samson Lim, and Oscar Sarabia Roman have submitted a public comment on behalf of CAPS and in conjunction with the UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice. The FCC and NorthStar Alarm Systems, LLC sought clarification that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (47 U.S.C. § 227) did not prohibit the use of soundboard technology (i.e., the use of “prerecorded message” by live telemarketers).  The students argued that the TCPA prohibits the use of the technology because it falls squarely under the Act’s ban on the use of “artificial or prerecorded voice.” The comment can be found here.

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