Stop Dead Consortium
Overview: Should the dead indeed be suppressed? Those that have seen George Romero's 1968 classic might assume that the Stop Dead Consortium is simply a new Night of the Living Dead fan club. But in fact, it is an effort by vendors to purge their mailing lists of those who are, how to say delicately, no longer likely to make purchases. And, more to the point, who have still-living potential customers that might be offended by heavy handed come-ons to those that have shuffled off their mortal coils (a/k/a "gone aways," as they are apparently referred to by UK marketeers). Or, as stated at the consortium's Website, the organization is intended to demonstrate its members commitment to "see an end to the distress, upset and wastage caused by mailing and telemarketing the homes of deceased individuals." Still, while calling their workproduct the "death suppression database" indicates a rather high-minded goal, at the end of the day it all sounds rather overambitious.
Specifications: The death suppression database is available to members only
IPR Policy: Don't ask
Current Status: Inactive
Last Updated: April 22, 2010