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NATIONAL RE COV ERY ADM INISTRATION
C ODE OF FAIR C OMPET ITiI ON
MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY
Approved Code No. 124-Amendment No. 2
Registry No. 1839--03
AS APPROVED ON JULY 27, 1934
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Approved Code No. 124---Amedmenet No. 2
AM4ENDMIENTH TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
MOTION PICTURE INJD7USTRYi~
As Approved on July 27, 1934~
APPROlTNo AMIENDMCENIT OF COD)E OF FAIR. CCollPETITIION FOR THIC
MIorroN PICTURE INDUrSTRY
An app'lication having been dully mlade pu11irsuant to, and~ in full
com~plinnece with the provisions of Title I of the Nat~ional Ind~ustr~ial
Recoer~y Act, approved June 16, 1933, for appr~ovail of an amiendl-
mient, to a C~ode of Fair Comipet~itioni for' thei Motion Picture Indius-
try,~ a~nd t.h~e alinexed report on said: amendmll entt Ccontainiling, tillcings
with respect thereto, hlaving been mrade anld dlirectedl to the Pres~idcnt:
NOWi, THEIREF~OR E, on b.ehanlf of th~e Pr~esident of thle Unitedl
States, I, Hugrh SCi. Johnson, Admninistrator for Indulstr~ial Recov\ery~,
pursuant to nuthor~it~y vested in mne b~ Exsecutive Ordersti of thle Pres~i-
dent, inicludling Executive Ordier 6543-A, datedl Decemberil 30,, 1933,
and otherwise, do hereby incorporate by r~eferenlce said unnexed
report a.ndl do~ find that. saidl amendment andc th~e Code as ~consititutedl
after being am~endled comply in all respects w~ith~ thle p'erietp
visions andi will promote the policy andZ p~urpose~s of said Title of
Said Act, and do hereby order th~at. said- amendment.lt be and it isi
hereby appi~\rove, and Ithat the previous apipro\.al of said Codre
is her~eby modified to include anl approval of said Codle in its en-
tirety as amlendedl, such appr~oval and s-uchl amendment to tanke effect
ten days from the date hereof, unless good cause t~o the contfrary
is shown to the Admninistrator beforet that timie and the Adminis-
trat~or issues a subsequent. Order to that effect.
.. HUGHI S. jOHNSON,
Admnz!istrufator for Inidurstrial R~c~ov~ery.
Approval recommended : :
SoG A. ROSENBLA~TT
JJuly ,7, 193/4.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
Te Wfh~ite House.
Smr: The Code Authority of the Motion Picture Inidustry sub-
mlitt~edi on July 3, 1934, proposed amendments for the Code of Fair
Competition for the Mllotion Pictur~e Industry. These amendments
as submitted were presented to the Legal Division of the National
Recovery Administration and received its a.ppro~val.
The manin body of these amepndments be~ing in accord with an
Executive Order signed by you and dated April 14, 1934l, a public
hearing was not deemed necessary, and in lieu of the public hearing
a notice of opportunity to file objections (A~dministrative Order No.
124---24) was printed and distributed in the same manner as a notice
of hear~ing. Ten dlays were given in this notice of opportunity to
file objections as a time within which objections to these amnendmlenlts
were to be received.
In their final forml, these amendments were approved by the Legal
Division and the Research and Planning Division of the National
Recovery Admninistration. The reports of the remaining Boards are
not n~ecessary since these amendments are confined to the collection
of expenses of Code Administration and a model. clause regarding
the liability of members of the Code Authorityv.
Thw Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said amend-
muents to sazid Code having found as herein set forth and on the
basis of all thec proceendings in this matter:
I find that:
(a) The amiendments to said Code and the Code as amended are
well designed to promote the policies and purposes of Title I of the
Naltional Indus~trial Recovery Act including the removal of obstrue-
tions to theF free flow of interstate and foreign commerce which tend
to diminish thle amount thereof, and will provide for the general
welfare by pr~omotingr the organization of industry for the purpose
of cooperative act~ion amonng tradeP groups, by induc~inr and main-
taining united action of labor and management un er adequate
giovernmlental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair com-
npettive pmrct~ice, byv promotingr the fullest: possible utiizntion of
the present productive capacityv of industries, by avoiding undue re-
striction of production exceptt as may be temporarily required), by
increasing thle consumpltion of industrial anid agricultural products
throughri increasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving
unemployment, by imlproving standards of labor, and by otherwise
(b) The Code as amended complies inl all r~espects with thRe perti-
nent provisions of said Title of said Act, including without limita-
tion Si~ubs~c~tio~n (n) of Section .3, Subsection (a) of Section 7, sad
Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) The Code empowers the Code Authority to present the afore-
said amendments on behalf of t~he industry as a whole.
(d) The amendments and the Code as amlendedl are not designed
to and will nlot permit monopolies or mnonopolistic practices.
(e) The amendments and the Code as amended arec nrot designed
to and will not eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not
operate to discriminate against thiem.
(f) Those engaged in other steps of the economic process have
not been deprived of t~he right to be heard prior to approval of said
F~or these reasons, these amnendmlents have been approved. ;
HucH S. JoHNson,'
Jar 27, 19341.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRYT
Amlend Ar~ticle II as followvs: Add to Section 10, sub-section (b)
Upon approval by the Admninist~rator of an itemized budget of
such exipenses~and an Pquitable basis of contribution thereto, each
such mnember shall be legally obligated for, and shall pay to the
Code Authorityr, his or its respectiv-e equitable contribution, subject
to rules and regulation pertaining thereto issued by the Adminis-
trator. Failure to pay such equitable contribution shall constitute
a violat ion of this Code. In addition to all other rights and remedies
w~ith respect th~eretor, the Code Authority shall have the right to in-
stitute legal proceedings for the collection of any such equitable
Adld as Sect~ion II the following new paragraph:
II. Nothing contained in this Code shall constitute the members
of the Code Authority partners for any purpose. Nor shall any
member of thle Code Authority be liable in any manner to anyone
for any act, of any other member, officer, agent or emiployee of the
Code Authority. Nor shall any member of thie Code Authority,
exercising reasonable dliligence in the conduct of his duties hereunder,
be liable to anyone for any action or omission to act under this Code,
except for his owFn willful mialfeas~ance or non-feasance.
Approved Code No. 1t24--Amendment No. 2.
Register No. 1(030--03.
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