Written by Jamie Marie Keller
The Consumer Advocacy Caucus proposed it’s first formal action to the AALL Board regarding the FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Recommendation. The action item is Tab 13 (starts on page 64) for the AALL Executive Board Meeting July 19th.
From the action item:
Three years ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought public comment on the prenotification negative option rule. 74 Fed. Reg. 22,720 (May 14, 2009). At that time, AALL provided comments to the FTC stating the prenotification negative option rule should be expanded to include: institutional customers, online subscriptions, expiration dates, and ninety-day return period. Comments of the American Association of Law Libraries, to the Federal Trade Commission, Regarding the Prenotification Negative Option Rule Review, Matter No. P064202 (Oct. 8, 2009), http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Advocacy/aallwash/Formal-Statements/2009/ftccomments100809.pdf.
Currently, the use of prenotification negative option plan rule is under review again by the FTC as part of the modified ten-year schedule of regulatory review. 77 Fed. Reg. 22,234, 22,235 (Apr. 13, 2012).
The recommendation is for a web form for electronically filing comments and complaints regarding the prenotification negative option rule from AALL members to the FTC.