In other words the waiver process is a dead end, and they're not at all shy about making that clear.
It is a bit weird that you'd get a call saying telling you it's illegal but not back it up with a cease and desist.
Sorta like the flashing speed signs on the side of the road, telling you you're going too fast.
If some folks are willing to push back on this specific issue by simply going on about their
business then I say more power to em. I know plenty who do so today.