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September 24, 2003

Albany - A federal judge rules that the FTC does not have the authority to create the national database. The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit brought by telemarketers who challenged the list.

They claim the list will cut its business in half costing up to $50 billion in sales each year. Supporters of the do not call list say the ruling will be overturned.

Tim Booth says, "You should have a choice of who you want calling you. If I don't give you my number you shouldn't call me...period."

"I think it's great," says Gayle Meager. "I get tired of calls that I don't want. We even have a telezapper on our phone to screen out some of those. And they're always at the most inopportune time, selling something I don't want so, I'm all for it."

If the do not call list does go into effect, those who call listed people could be fined up to $11,000 for each violation.

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