[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42106-42107]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16885]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-886]


Certain TV Programs, Literary Works for TV Production and Episode 
Guides Pertaining to Same; Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 19 
U.S.C. 1337

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on June 7, 2013, under section 337 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of 
E.T. Radcliffe, LLC of Dallas, Texas and Emir Tiar of Coto De Caza, 
California. Supplements to the Complaint were filed June 25, 2013 and 
June 27, 2013. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based 
upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, 
and the sale within the United States after importation of certain TV 
programs, literary works for TV production and episode guides 
pertaining to same by reason of infringement of U.S. Copyright 
PAU003415849 (``the '849 copyright''); U.S. Copyright TXU001832727 
(``the '727 copyright''); and U.S. Copyright PAU003639268 (``the '268 
copyright''), and that an industry in the United States exists as 
required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complaint further 
alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation, the sale 
for importation, and the sale within the United States after 
importation of certain TV programs, literary works for TV production 
and episode guides pertaining to same, by reason of unfair methods of 
competition and unfair acts, the threat or effect of which is to 
destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States.
    The complainants request that the Commission institute an 
investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion 
order and cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information 
contained therein, is available for inspection during official business 
hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Room 112, Washington, 
DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are 
advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting 
the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility 
impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the 
Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205-
2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be 
obtained by accessing its internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The 
public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's 
electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of Unfair Import 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 
205-2560.

    Authority:  The authority for institution of this investigation 
is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 
and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2013).

    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, on July 9, 2013, ordered that--
    (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine:
    (a) Whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 
337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for 
importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of 
certain TV programs, literary works for TV production and episode 
guides pertaining to same by reason of infringement of the '849 
copyright; the '727 copyright; and the '268 copyright, and whether an 
industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) 
of section 337;
    (b) whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(A) of section 
337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for 
importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of 
certain TV programs, literary works for TV production and episode 
guides pertaining to same, by reason of unfair methods of competition 
and unfair acts, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or 
substantially injure an industry in the United States;
    (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the 
following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of 
investigation shall be served:
    (a) The complainants are:

E.T. Radcliffe, LLC, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 2700, Dallas, TX 75202.
Emir Tiar, 31785 Via Coyote, Coto De Caza, CA 92679.

    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint 
is to be served:


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The Walt Disney Company, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 
91521.
Thunderbird Films, Inc., 10675 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite B, Los 
Angeles, CA 90025.
Mindset Television, Inc., 708-1155 Pender Street, Vancouver, British 
Columbia, V6E 2P4, Canada.

    (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; 
and
    (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative 
Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the 
presiding Administrative Law Judge.
    Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be 
submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be 
considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after 
the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice 
of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the 
complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless 
good cause therefor is shown.
    Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each 
allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to 
constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations 
of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative 
law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, 
to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and 
to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing 
such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or 
a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: July 10, 2013.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-16885 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]
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