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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Secure Digital Music Initiative

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Notice is hereby given that, on June 23, 2000, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Secure Digital Music Initiative (“SDMI”) 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, World Theater, Inc., Morrisville, NC; e.Digital Corporation, San Diego, CA; Intervideo, Inc., Fremont, CA; Entrust Technologies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Perception Digital Ltd., Kowloon, Hong KongChina; Napster, San Mateo, CA; MarkAny, Inc., Seoul, Republic of Korea; DataPlay, Inc., Boulder, CO; Nielson Media Research, Mendham, NJ; Kenwood Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Midbar Tech Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel; and, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada have been added 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 SDMI intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On June 28, 1999, SDMI 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 December 2, 1999 (64 FR 67591).

The last notification was filed with the Department on March 27, 2000. A notice has not yet been published in the Federal Register.

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Constance K. Robinson,

Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-20311 Filed 8-10-00; 8:45 am]