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Settlement Agreement - Jupiter Media Metrix Inc. and NetRatings Inc.

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                              SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

         This Settlement Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into this 7th day of
May, 2002 ("Effective Date"), by and between Jupiter Media Metrix, Inc. ("JMM"),
a Delaware corporation, and NetRatings, Inc. ("NetRatings"), a Delaware
corporation. These entities are referred to individually as "Party" and
collectively as the "Parties."


         A.  On March 27, 2001, JMM filed a Complaint for Patent Infringement in
Federal District Court in the District of Delaware, Jupiter Media Metrix, Inc.
v. NetRatings, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 01-193-SLR (the "Action");

         B.  On May 1, 2001, NetRatings filed an Answer and Counterclaims in the

         C.  Each of the Parties later filed amended pleadings in the Action;

         D.  The Parties have independently determined that it is in each of
their respective best interests to compromise any and all claims they have or
may have with respect to the Action and settle the Action on the terms and
conditions set forth below.


         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the above recitals and mutual
promises and covenants herein contained, the Parties agree as follows:


                                    ARTICLE 1


         1.1 Dismissal. Concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, the
Parties shall execute the stipulation and proposed order in the form attached as
Exhibit A, pursuant to which the Parties agree to dismiss the Action with
prejudice, including all claims and counterclaims. Immediately following the
execution of this Agreement, the Parties shall file with the United States
District Court for the District of Delaware (the "Court") the fully executed
version of Exhibit A. Each Party intends and agrees that the Court shall
nevertheless retain jurisdiction for the purpose of resolving any controversy or
claim arising out of or relating to the terms and conditions of this Agreement,
a Party's performance or failure to perform hereunder, or any other claim or
dispute arising out of or resulting from the Agreement. Exhibit A shall be filed
under seal, together with the Proposed Sealing Order attached as Exhibit B, for
use as appropriate in connection with the Court's express reservation of
jurisdiction. Each Party further agrees to waive any objection they may have now
or hereafter to the venue of any proceeding filed in the Court for the purpose
referenced in this Section 1.1.

         1.2 Attorney's Fees and Costs Incurred In Action. Except as expressly
provided in this Agreement, each Party shall bear its own fees, costs and
expenses incurred in the Action.

         1.3 General Mutual Releases. Except for limitations expressly stated in

this Agreement, and in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants set
forth herein, including the payments and other consideration described in
Article 2 below, JMM and NetRatings, on behalf of their



respective officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, assigns,
heirs, and attorneys, hereby forever release and absolutely discharge (i) the
other Party, (ii) each Party's respective officers, directors, employees,
stockholders, agents, representatives, servants, and independent contractors,
(iii) each Party's respective distributors, resellers, independent sales
representatives, licensees, customers, and end users of any and all versions of
its products or services, including without limitation the Insight software, the
tracking software and any data or databases resulting from the use thereof, (iv)
each Party's insurers, (v) successors and assigns of all such persons or
entities and of the interests of such persons or entities in the intellectual
property involved in any of the Subject Agreements as that term is defined in
Section 1.4, and (vi) each Party's attorneys, and the partners, associates,
employees, agents, insurers, assigns, investigators and investigative agencies
of or for their attorneys, from any and all causes of action, actions, theories,
affirmative defenses, judgments, liens, indebtedness, damages, losses, claims,
liabilities and demands of every kind and character, including without
limitation infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,115,680 (the "'680 Patent") at any
time, arising from the dispute underlying the Action, or which was or could have
been raised in the Action, or arising from any conduct by the Parties or their
agents, attorneys or representative in defending, prosecuting and resolving the
Action, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, existing or
prospective, up to and as of the Effective Date.

         1.4 Limitations on Scope of Release. The releases set forth in Section
1.3 above shall not apply to any cause of action, action, judgment, lien,
indebtedness, damage, loss, claim, liability or demand of any kind and character
arising from and after the Effective Date out of or resulting from



(i) a breach of any specific warranty or representation undertaken by any Party
as set forth expressly in this Agreement or the Intellectual Property Agreement
attached as Exhibit C (collectively, the "Subject Agreements"), (ii) the breach
by any Party of any provision of any of the Subject Agreements, or (iii) any
actions taken, or failure to act, occurring from or after the Effective Date
which is not licensed or otherwise expressly permitted in any of the Subject
Agreements and which gives rise to any such cause of action.

         1.5 Waiver. In furtherance of the above stated intention to bar each
and every claim, demand, and cause of action falling within the scope of the
release set forth in this Article 1, each Party hereby expressly waives any and
all rights or benefits conferred by the provisions of Section 1542 of the
California Civil Code, and by any similar provision of California, other state
or federal law now in effect or in effect in the future, and expressly consent
that this Agreement shall be given full force and effect according to each and
all of its express terms and conditions, including those relating to unknown and
unsuspected claims, demands and causes of action specified above, if any.
Section 1542 provides:

         "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does
not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing a release,
which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the

         1.6 Informed Release. The Parties herein acknowledge that they
understand the significance and potential consequences of their release of
unknown claims and of the specific



waiver of their rights under Section 1542. The Parties intend that the claims
released by them under this Agreement be construed as broadly as possible.

         1.7 No Admission. The Parties acknowledge that this Agreement effects
the settlement of claims which are denied and contested and agree that the
settlement reflected by this Agreement shall not be construed as an admission
against the interests of any Party.

                                    ARTICLE 2


         2.1 Form of Consideration. In consideration of the promises and mutual
covenants contained in the Subject Agreements, NetRatings agrees to pay JMM the
lump sum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000). The Parties acknowledge that
such payment and the execution of the various documents contemplated by the
Subject Agreements constitutes full consideration.

         2.2 Payment By NetRatings. The payment referenced in Section 2.1 shall
be sent on the Effective Date via wire transfer to Chase Manhattan Bank, 1 Penn
Plaza, New York, New York, for deposit to the account of Jupiter Media Metrix,
Account No. 323195695, ABA No. 021000021.

                                   ARTICLE 3


         3.1 General Representations and Warranties. Each Party (the
"representing party") represents and warrants to the other Party that: (i) the
person signing the Subject Agreements and the stipulation and proposed order
attached as Exhibit A (collectively the "Subject Documents") is a duly
authorized representative of the representing party on whose behalf he or she is
signing; (ii) the



Subject Documents are legally binding agreements fully enforceable against the
representing party in accordance with their terms; (iii) the execution and
delivery of the Subject Documents and the consummation of the transactions
provided thereunder do not require any third-party consent or assignment from a
third party, and will not violate, conflict with, or result in the breach of any
obligation, mortgage, lien, lease agreement, instrument, law, order, arbitration
award, judgment or decree to which the representing party is subject or bound;
and (iv) the representing party is the sole and lawful owner of all rights,
title and interest in and to every claim in matters which it releases in Article
1 and that the representing party has not heretofore assigned or transferred to
any person or entity any right, title or interest in the matters it is

                                    ARTICLE 4


         4.1 Following execution of the Subject Documents, the Parties shall
jointly issue the press release in the form attached as Exhibit D.

         4.2 Each Party is permitted to disclose the terms of the Subject
Agreements, information relating to the Subject Agreements, or information
related to the `680 Patent (collectively "Information") if advised by counsel
they are required to do so by law (including applicable federal and state
securities laws and regulations promulgated thereunder), legal process or court
order. In the event either Party receives either a subpoena (or other legal
process) or court order seeking Information, such Party shall, before responding
thereto, provide counsel for the other Party with written notice of such legal
process, order or legal requirement in sufficient time (if reasonably



feasible) to permit the other Party the opportunity to object, seek to limit
such production of information and/or obtain an appropriate protective order.

         4.3 Except as provided in Sections 4.1 and 4.2, neither Party may
disclose any information regarding the Action, or the terms of the Subject
Agreements, publicly or privately, other than to provide the information
contained in the press release attached as Exhibit D in response to a legitimate
business inquiry. Except as otherwise expressly prohibited by or inconsistent
with the Intellectual Property Agreement attached as Exhibit C, nothing in this
Agreement is intended to prevent either Party from discussing the `680 Patent or
the license thereof to JMM for any bona fide business purpose provided such
Party does not divulge proprietary or confidential information of the other

                                    ARTICLE 5


         5.1 The Subject Documents (together with their respective attachments
referenced therein) constitute and contain the final, complete and exclusive
agreements and understandings between the Parties regarding the subject matter
addressed therein. As such, the Subject Documents supersede and replace all
prior negotiations and all agreements, proposed or otherwise, whether written or
oral, concerning the subject matter thereof. No supplement, modification, or
amendment to any of the Subject Documents shall be binding unless executed in
writing and signed by the Parties expressly stating that modification is



         5.2 This Agreement shall be governed by the substantive laws of the
State of Delaware, and all rights and obligations of the Parties to this
Agreement, and the interpretation, construction and enforceability hereof shall
also be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware

         5.3 All terms of the Subject Documents shall be binding upon, inure to
the benefit of, and be enforceable by the Parties hereto and their respective
legal representatives, successors and assigns. Except as expressly provided in
the Subject Documents, the Subject Documents are not intended to confer on any
person or entity other than the Parties any right or remedy thereunder.

         5.4 If any term or other provision of the Subject Agreements is
invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law or public
policy, all other conditions and provisions of the Subject Agreements shall
nevertheless remain in full force and effect. Upon such determination that any
term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the
Parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify the Subject Agreements so
as to effect the original intent of the Parties as closely as possible to the
fullest extent permitted by applicable law in an acceptable manner to the end
that the transactions contemplated hereby are fulfilled to the extent possible.

         5.5 Each of the Parties acknowledges that it has been represented by
independent counsel of its choice throughout all negotiations which preceded the
execution of the Subject Documents, and that the Subject Documents have been
executed after consultation with such independent legal counsel. Additionally,
no provision of the Subject Documents shall be interpreted for or against any
Party because that Party or its attorneys drafted the provision.



         5.6 All notices required to be given under this Agreement shall be in
writing and delivered to the Parties at their respective addresses set forth
below (or such other address as specified by either Party in accordance with the
provisions of this Section) by (i) hand delivery, (ii) nationally recognized
overnight courier, (iii) mailed postage prepaid by certified or registered mail,
return receipt requested, or (iv) facsimile transmission with verification of
receipt, and will be deemed to be effective the day of delivery by hand or
overnight courier, the day of transmission if sent by facsimile, or three (3)
days after mailing if sent by mail:

If to NetRatings:             NetRatings, Inc.
                              890 Hillview Court
                              Milpitas, CA 95035
                              Attention:  General Counsel
                              Facsimile No.: 408-586-0208

With a Copy to:               Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP
                              401 B Street, Suite 2000
                              San Diego, CA 92101
                              Attention:  John Allcock, Esq.
                              Facsimile No.:  610-699-2701

If to JMM:                    Jupiter Media Metrix, Inc.
                              21 Astor Place, 6th Floor
                              New York, NY 10003
                              Attention:  Chief Executive Officer
                              Facsimile No.:  917-534-6800
                              Attention:  General Counsel

With a Copy to:               Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP
                              Two Embarcadero Place
                              2200 Geng Road
                              Palo Alto, CA 94303
                              Attention:  Daniel Harris, Esq.
                              Facsimile No.:  650-331-8109



         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be
duly executed on the date below written.


By:  /s/  Robert Becker                 By:  /s/  William Pulver
     ------------------                      -------------------

Title:   Chief Executive Officer             Title:   Chief Executive Officer
         Jupiter Media Metrix, Inc.                   NetRatings, Inc.

Date:    May 7, 2002                          Date:   May 7, 2002



                                    EXHIBIT A

                          UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

                          FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE

JUPITER MEDIA METRIX, INC.               )   Civil Action No. 01-193- SLR
                           Plaintiff,    )
v.                                       )
NETRATINGS, INC. and                     )
NETVALUE USA, INC.,                      )
                           Defendants.   )


     IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the remaining parties to this action
that the above-captioned action be and hereby is dismissed in its entirety with
prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
The parties also expressly consent to the reservation of jurisdiction over this
action by this Court, for the purpose of enforcing the terms of the Settlement
Agreement effective as of May 7, 2002, a copy of which has been filed under seal


this Court, pursuant to which Jupiter Media Metrix, Inc. and NetRatings, Inc.
have agreed to dismiss this action in its entirety with prejudice. Each party
will bear its own costs.

Dated: May __, 2002              Jupiter Media Metrix, Inc.



Dated: May __, 2002              NetRatings, Inc.




     Pursuant to the parties' agreement referenced above, and for good cause
shown, this Court hereby dismisses this action in its entirety with prejudice,
and expressly reserves jurisdiction so that this Court may enforce the terms of
the Settlement Agreement effective as of May 7, 2002, a copy of which has been
filed under seal with this Court. Each party will bear its own costs.

         IT IS SO ORDERED.

                                       UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE


                                    EXHIBIT B

                          UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

                          FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE

JUPITER MEDIA METRIX, INC.                )   Civil Action No. 01-193- SLR
                           Plaintiff,     )
v.                                        )
NETRATINGS, INC. and                      )
NETVALUE USA, INC.,                       )
                           Defendants.    )

                            [PROPOSED] SEALING ORDER

     The parties to this action have stipulated to reserve jurisdiction in this
Court for the purpose of enforcing the terms of a confidential settlement

     Good cause appearing, the following documents shall be filed under seal in
order to permit the Court to refer to such documents, as appropriate:

     (1) A copy of the Stipulation and Order of Dismissal of Action With
Prejudice (the original of which is part of this Court's public file); together

     (2) A copy of the Settlement Agreement as executed by the Parties to this
action as of May 7, 2002.


Dated:  May __, 2002
                                       UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE