Notice is hereby given that, on January 22, 1999, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), CommerceNet Consortium (the “Consortium”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership status. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Ericsson, Menlo Park, CA has joined the Consortium as an Executive Sponsor member. Cable & Wireless PLC, London, UNITED KINGDOM has joined the Consortium as a Corporate Sponsor member. Ironside Technologies, Pleasanton, CA; Dunn & Bradstreet, Bethlehem, PA; and Thomas Register/Thomas Publishing Company, New York, NY have joined the Consortium as Portfolio members. FASTchange, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA; Actium, Conshohocken, PA; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and Usi, Annapolis, MD have joined the Consortium as Core members. ECNow.com, Cupertino, CA has joined the Consortium as an In-kind member. Also, Softbank GII, Foster City, CA; Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO; and ITAA, Arlington, VA have been dropped as parties to this venture.
No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and CommerceNet Consortium intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.
On June 13, 1994, CommerceNet Consortium filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6 (b) of the Act on August 31, 1994 (57 FR 45012).
The last notification was filed with the Department on December 15, 1998. A notice has not yet been published in the Federal Register.Start Signature
Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Divsion.
[FR Doc. 00-8082 Filed 3-31-00; 8:45 am]
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