[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2001)]
[Pages 40727-40729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-19392]



Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993; DVD Copy Control Association (``DVD CCA'')

    Notice is hereby given that, on April 11, 2001, 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

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written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the 
Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties 
and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications 
were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act's provisions limiting 
the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified 
circumstances. Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of 
the parties are Acer Laboratories Inc., Taipei, Taiwan; Advanced Media 
Corporation, Tokushima, Japan; Afreey Inc., Taipei, Taiwan; Ahead 
Software GmbH, Karlsbad, German; Alco Electronics, Ltd., Quarry Bay, 
Hong Kong-China; Alcorn McBride Inc., Orlando, FL; Alpine Electronics; 
Inc., Fukushima-Ken, Japan; Americ Disc Inc., Salida, CA; AMLogic Inc., 
San Jose, CA; Amoisonic Electronics Co., Ltd., Xiamen, People's 
Republic of China; Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA; Argosy Research 
Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan, ATI Technologies Inc., Thornhill, Ontario, 
Canada; ATL Electronics (M) Sdn, Kedah, Malaysia; Bang & Olufsen A/S, 
Struer, Denmark; Beautiful Enterprise Co., Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong-
China; Bestdisc Technology Corporation, Kee-Lung, Taiwan; Bien 
Technology Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan; BMG Storage Media, Gutersloh, 
Germany; C-Cube Semiconductor II Inc., Milpitas, CA; CDA Datentrager 
Albrechts GmbH, Albrechts, Germany; Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd., 
Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Changzhou Shinco Digital Technology Co., Ltd., 
Changzhou Jiangsu, People's Republic of China; Changzhou ZingQui 
Electric Co., Ltd., Changzhou Jiangsu, People's Republic of China; 
Cinet AS, Oslo, Norway; Cinram International, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 
Canada; Cirrus Logic, Inc., Freemont, CA; Clarion Co., Ltd., Tokyo-To, 
Japan; C-Media Electronics Inc., Taipei, Taiwan; Compal Electronics, 
Inc., Taipei, Taiwan; Compaq Computer Corporation, Houston, TX; 
Computer & Entertainment, Inc., Taipe, Taiwan; Condor CD S.L., 
Calatayud (Zaragoza), Spain; Creative Technology Ltd., Singapore, 
Singapore; Crest National, Hollywood, CA; CyberLink Corporation, Taipei 
Hsien, Taiwan; Daesung Eltec Co., Ltd., Seoul, Republic of Korea; 
Daewood Electronics Co., Ltd., Kyonggi Do, Republic of Korea; Daikin 
Industries, Tokyo, Japan; Dell Computer Corporation, Round Rock, TX; 
Deluxe Video Services, Inc., Northbrook, IL; Desay A&V Science and 
Technology Co., Ltd., Guangdong, People's Republic of China; 
Disctronics Manufacturing (UK) Limited, Southwater, West Sussex, United 
Kingdom; Doug Carson & Associates, Inc., Cushing, OK; E&S Electronics 
Co., Ltd., Seoul, Republic of Korea; Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, 
NY; Eclipse Data Technologie, Pleasanton, CA; Ecom Inc., Tokyo, Japan; 
Edge Electronics, Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY; Electric Switch Limited, 
London, United Kingdom; EMI Group PLC, London, United Kingdom; Epson 
Direct Corporation, Nagano-Ken, Japan; Escient Technologies, LLC, 
Indianapolis, IN; E-Smart Electronics Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong-China; 
Esonic Technology Corp., Taipei, Taiwan; ESS Technology, Inc., 
Freemont, CA; Etronics Corporation, Incheon, Republic of Korea; First 
International Computer, Inc., Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Fly Ring Digital 
Technology Ltd., Northpoint, Hong-Kong-China; FM Com Corp., Seoul, 
Republic of Korea; Friendly CD-Tek Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan; 
FujiFilm Microdevices Co., Ltd., Miyagi, Japan; Fujitsu Limited, 
Kawasaki, Japan; Funai Electric Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan; Future Media 
Productions, Inc., Valencia, CA; Gema O.D.S.A., Barcelona, Spain; 
Goldteck International Inc., Taipei, Taiwan; Great China Technology 
Inc., Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Guangdong Nintaus Electronics Co., Ltd., 
Guandong, People's Republic of China; GVG Digital Technology Holdings 
(HK) Limited, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong-China; Gynco Electronics (HK) 
Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong China; Harman International Industries Inc. 
(Madrigal Audio), Northridge, CA; Hermosa Cysware Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan; 
Hewlett-Packard Company, Cupertino, CA; Highlead Technology, Inc., 
Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Hirel Company, Tokyo, Japan; Hisaki Sekkei Inc., 
Fukushima, Japan; Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Hua Du Shi Teng Wei 
Electronic Factory, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong-China; Iavix Technology Co., 
Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan; Imagica Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Infineon 
Technologies Corporation, San Jose, CA; Infodisc Technology Co., Ltd., 
Taipei, Taiwan; Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR; InterMagic 
Corporation, Seoul, Republic of Korea; InterVideo, Inc., Fremont, CA; 
Inventec Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan; Iomega Corporation, Roy, UT; 
Jaton Computer Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand; Jeong Moon Information 
Co., Ltd., Kyeongki-Do, Republic of Korea; Jeu Hang Technology Co., 
Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan; Jointech (HK) Limited, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong-
China; KDG France, St. Michael sur Meurthe, France; Kenden Corporation, 
Tokyo, Japan; Kenwood Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Konka Group Co., Ltd., 
Shenzhen Special Zone, People's Republic of China; Leadtek Research 
Inc., Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; LG Electronics, Inc., Seoul, Republic of 
Korea; Linux Technology Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan; Lite-On Technology Corp., 
Taipei, Taiwan; LSI Logic Corporation, Milpitas, CA; LSI Systems, Inc., 
Kawasai Kanagawa, Japan; LuxSonor Semiconductors, Inc., Fremont, CA; 
Makidol Electronics Co., Ltd., Longhua, Shenzhen, People's Republic of 
China; Margi Systems, Inc., Fremont, CA; Matsushita Electric Industrial 
Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan; Maxwell Productions LLC, Scottsdale, AZ; MbyN 
Inc., Kyungki-do, Republic of Korea; Media Dimensions, Inc., Austin, 
TX; Media Tek Inc., Hsin-Chu City, Taiwan; Megamedia Corporation, 
Keelung, Taiwan; Memory-Tech Corporation, Ibaragi-ken, Japan; Meridian 
Audio Limited, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom; Metatec 
International Corporation, Dublin, OH; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios 
Inc., Santa Monica, CA; MGI Software Corporation, Richmond Hill, 
Ontario, Canada; Microservice Technologia Digital S/A, Sao Paulo, 
Brazil; Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Tokyo, Japan; Mitsumi Electric Co., 
Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Motorola, Inc., Austin, TX; Mustek Systems Inc., 
Hsin-Chu, Taiwan; Nakamichi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; National 
Semiconductor Corp. (Mediamatics), Santa Clara, CA; NEC USA, Inc., New 
York, NY; New Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Ngai Lik Electronics 
Co., Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong-China; NHK Technical Services Inc., 
Tokyo, Japan; Nimbus CD International, Inc. dba Technicolor, 
Ruckersville, VA; Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Novac Co., 
Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Oak Technology, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA; Onkyo 
Corporation, Osaka, Japan; OPT Corporation, Nagano-ken, Japan; Orient 
Power Multimedia Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong-China; Orion Electric Co., 
Ltd., Fukui, Japan; Pan-International Industrial Corp., Hsinchu City, 
Taiwan; Pioneer Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; PitsExpert Technology Co., 
Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan; Pony Canyon Enterprise Inc., Tokyo, Japan; PT 
Hartono Istana Technologi, Kudus, Indonesia; QNX Software Systems Ltd., 
Kanata, Ontario, Canada; Quanta Computer Inc., Tao Yuan Shieh, Taiwan, 
Ravisent Technologies, Malvern, PA; Ray Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; 
Ricoh Company Ltd., Yokohama-shi, Japan; Ryosan Company, Limited, 
Tokyo, Japan; Sampo Corporation, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Samsung 
Electronics Co. Ltd., Kyungki-Do, Republic of Korea; Sanyo Electric 
Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan; Sanyo Laser Products, Inc., Richmond, IN; 

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Science Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ; Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan; 
Shenzhen Sangda Baodian Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, People's 
Republic of China; Shenzhen WED Development Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, 
Guangdong, People's Republic of China; Shiba-Tech Co., Ltd., Kowloon, 
Hong Kong-China; Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd., Nagano-ken, Japan; Shinwa 
Industries (China) Ltd., Guangdon, People's Republic of China; Sigma 
Designs, Inc., Milpitas, CA; Sasken Communication Technologies Limited, 
Bangalore, India; SKC Co., Ltd., Kyonggi-do, Republic of Korea; 
Skyworth (Group) Co., Ltd., Quarry Bay, Hong Kong-China; Silicon Magic 
Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA; Singhale Development Limited, Aberdeen, 
Hong Kong-China; Societe Nouvelle Areacem (S.N.A.), Tourouvre, France; 
Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Southern Star Duplitek Pty. Ltd., 
Alexandria, NSW, Australia; Spruce Technologies, Inc., San Jose, CA; 
Stream Machine Company, Milpitas, CA; Sun Microsystems Inc., Palo Alto, 
CA; Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd., Hsin-Chu, Taiwan; Sunchronicity 
Mastering Services LLC, Salt Lake City, UT; Tae Kwang Industrial Co., 
Ltd., Gyonggi-Do, Republic of Korea; TAG McLaren Audio Limited, 
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom; Takaya Corporation, 
Okayama, Japan; Tatung Co., Taipei, Taiwan; TBS Service, Inc., Tokyo, 
Japan; TEAC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai Thakral Electronics 
Industrial Corporation Limited, Shanghai, People's Republic of China; 
Texas Instruments Japan Limited, Tokyo, Japan; The Video Duplicating 
Co. Ltd., Wembley, Middlesex, United Kingdom; Thomas Multimedia S.A., 
Boulogne Billancourt, France; Time Group Ltd, Burnley, Lancashire, 
United Kingdom; Tohei Industrial Co., Ltd., Fukushima-ken, Japan; Tonic 
Electronics Limited, Kowloon, Hong Kong-China; Toolex International 
N.V., Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 
Japan; Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; TriMedia Technologies, Inc., 
Milpitas, CA; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Beverly Hills, 
CA; Unidisc Technology Co., Ltd., Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Universal 
Manufacturing & Logistics GmbH, Langenhagen, Germany; Universal City 
Studios, Inc., Universal City, CA; U-Tech Media Corp., Tau-Yuan Shien, 
Taiwan; Vestel Elektro nik VE Sanayi Ti car et A.S., Manisa, Turkey; 
VIA Technologies, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan; Victor Company of Japan, 
Limited, Yokohama, Japan; Videolar S/A, Alphaville-Barueri, Brazil; 
Vision Tech International Holdings Limited, Wan Chai, Hong Kong-China; 
Viva Magnetics Limited, Aberdeen, Hong Kong-China; Warner Bros, 
Burbank, CA; WEA Manufacturing Inc., Olyphant, PA; Winbond Electronics 
Corp., Hsinchu, Taiwan; Yamaha Corporation, Hamamatsu, Japan; Yuan 
High-Tech Development Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan; Zen Research N.V., 
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles; and Zoran Corporation, Santa Clara, CA.
    The nature and objectives of the venture are to provide an 
encryption technology designed to prevent unlawful or unauthorized 
copying by encrypting digital files that can be decrypted only on 
licensed equipment. DVD CCA also intends to research, evaluate, adopt 
and license related technologies designed to protect CSS against 
unauthorized or unlawful copying and to prevent the unauthorized or 
unlawful copying and to prevent the unauthorized playback of DVD discs. 
DVD CCA licenses Content Scramble System (``CSS'') technology to 
participants at various levels in the Digital Versatile Disk (``DVD'') 

Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 01-19392 Filed 8-2-01; 8:45 am]