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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--AAF Association, Inc.

Notice is hereby given that, on September 17, 2002, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301et seq.("the Act"), AAF Association, Inc. 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, Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA; Cakewalk, Boston, MA; da vinci Systems, Inc., Coral Springs, FL; Nucoda, London, England, United Kingdom; and the Post Group, Hollywood, CA have been added as parties to this venture. The following member has changed its name: techmath AG to blue order, Inc., Kaiserlautern, Germany. Grass Valley Group, Beaverton, OR was acquired by Thomson multimedia, Inc., Boulogne, cedex, France and will continue under the name of Thomson Valley Group. Also, Ascential Software, Oakland, CA; eMotion, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; and Omneon Video Networks, Sunnyvale, CA 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 AAF Association, Inc. intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On March 28, 2000, AAF Association, Inc. filed its original notification pursuant to section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in theFederal Registerpursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on June 29, 2000 (65 FR 40127).

The last notification was filed with the Department on June 13, 2002. A notice was published in theFederal Registerpursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on July 25, 2002 (67 FR 48670).

Constance K. Robinson, Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.