What is Journaya Law?

The Law Journal publishes articles on all aspects of law. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary developments, but the journal's range includes jurisprudence and legal history. An important feature of the journal is the Case and Comment section, in which members of the Cambridge Law Faculty and other distinguished contributors analyse recent judicial decisions, new legislation and current law reform proposals. The articles and case notes are designed to have the widest appeal to those interested in the law - whether as practitioners, students, teachers, judges or administrators - and to provide an opportunity for them to keep abreast of new ideas and the progress of legal reform. Each issue also contains an extensive section of book reviews.

What is TCPA Law?

TCPA (Telephone consumer protection act)

The TCPA is the abbreviation for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The law restricts telemarketing certain phone calls, text messages, and facsimiles. It also places restrictions on the use of automatic dialing systems and artificial or prerecorded voice messages. Collections’ actions by phone are also regulated under the act. Consumers may file complaints with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when TCPA is violated. Since TCPA law governs consumer rights, lawsuits may also be filed by consumers who suffer violations.

In 1992, the FCC adopted rules to implement the law, including the requirement that telephone marketers maintain do-not-call lists. In 2003, the FCC partnered with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish a national Do Not Call Registry, with exceptions made for non-profits. In 2012, the FCC revised rules relating to TCPA, such as requiring businesses to get signed written consumer consent for robocalls to mobile phones or calls using pre-recorded voice messages, and to provide automated opt-outs during these types of calls. 

What is DNC?

The Do Not Call list is officially known as the National Do Not Call Registry. It’s a federal database of private phone numbers that have requested telemarketers stop calling them. Despite telemarketing being almost as old as the national phone network, the origin of the Do Not Call Registry only dates back to 1991. That’s when the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was first introduced. Today, this Act specifically limits telemarketing, automatic dialers, and non-live voice messages. It also prohibits solicitors from , Calling between the hours of 9 pm and 8 am for the recipient Using prerecorded or automated voice messages to contact residences or cell phones Using automatic calling equipment to contact cell phones Violating do-not-call requests The federal DNC Registry was officially created in 2003 after the codifications of the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act. While each company was initially required to maintain a list of do-not-call numbers, it wasn’t enough. So many companies were using telemarketing that blocking a single company didn’t stop the influx of calls. The federal list simplifies the process for consumers by acting as a central database that all commercial solicitors must respect. Companies who are obligated to follow the TCPA must monitor the DNC registry and follow it to the best of their abilities.

What is national DNC?

The National Do Not Call Registry is a list of phone numbers from consumers who have indicated their preference to limit the telemarketing calls they receive. The registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency. It is enforced by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and state officials.

What is federal DNC?

The federal government's National Do Not Call Registry is a free, easy way to reduce the telemarketing calls you get at home. To register your phone number or to get information about the registry, visit www.donotcall.gov, or call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone number you want to register.