Notice is hereby given that, on May 25, 2017, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), DVD Copy Control Association (“DVD CCA”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. 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, AutoChips Inc., Hefei, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, has been added as a party to this venture.
Also, DongGuan Evervictory Electronic Co., Ltd., DongGuan City, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA; NXP B.V., Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS; Samwin Hong Kong Limited, Kowloon, HONG KONG-CHINA; and Smart Electronics Manufacturing Service Philippine, City of Calamba, PHILIPPINES, have withdrawn as parties to this venture.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 DVD CCA intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.
On April 11, 2001, DVD CCA 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 3, 2001 (66 FR 40727).
The last notification was filed with the Department on February 24, 2017. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on March 27, 2017 (82 FR 15239).
Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-12817 Filed 6-19-17; 8:45 am]
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