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Intercompany License Agreement - ValueClick Inc. and ValueClick Japan Inc.

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         This Intercompany License Agreement ("AGREEMENT") is entered into as of
December 17, 1999 ("EFFECTIVE DATE"), by and between ValueClick, Inc., a
Delaware corporation ("VALUECLICK") and ValueClick Japan Inc., a Japanese
corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of ValueClick ("LICENSEE") (hereinafter
collectively referred to as the "Parties" and individually as a "PARTY").


         A. ValueClick and Licensee desire to enter into this Agreement to
confirm the business relationship established between them and to set forth in
full herein the terms and conditions thereof.

         B. ValueClick is operating an internet-based advertising and marketing
tracking service throughout the world which uses proprietary software to monitor
and report to advertisers and to website hosts the number of times that computer
users access particular advertisements on host websites. The software and
related materials permit the user to post banner advertisements on the website
and to collect, analyze and report data regarding advertising on the websites.
ValueClick markets the services and the proprietary software under the mark

         C. Licensee is using ValueClick's proprietary software to provide and
market Licensee's Services (as defined below) on an exclusive basis to customers
in the Japanese-language market and desires to continue as the exclusive
licensee of ValueClick's System Technology (as defined below) for the
Japanese-language market.

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the obligations, representations,
warranties and covenants herein, the Parties agree as follows:

         1. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Agreement, the following capitalized
terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

         1.1 "CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION" shall mean all trade secrets or
confidential information in any form or media disclosed by one Party to the
other Party provided that, to be deemed Confidential Information, the
information, if in tangible form, must be marked or otherwise identified as
being "CONFIDENTIAL" or if disclosed orally, must be identified at the time it
is disclosed as constituting a trade secret or confidential information.
"CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION" shall not include any information that: (i) is
publicly known or available, or that becomes publicly known or available,
without breach of this Agreement or any other obligation of confidentiality
regarding such information; (ii) has been intentionally publicly disclosed by
the disclosing Party; (iii) is already in the possession of the receiving Party
without restriction prior to disclosure by the disclosing Party; or (iv) is
rightfully received by the receiving Party without restriction from a third
party without breach of an obligation of confidentiality. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, all non-public elements of any Improvements and Localized Versions of
the Licensed Works created by Licensee shall be deemed



Confidential Information of ValueClick disclosed by ValueClick to Licensee and
the exception set forth in the foregoing clause (iii) will not be applicable

                  1.2 "DOMAIN NAME" shall mean the domain name,
which has been registered by ValueClick in Japan.

                  1.3 "DOCUMENTATION" shall mean the documentation, manuals,
written instructions and user's guides, whether in electronic or other form,
relating to the operation and use of the Software, the marketing and operation
of ValueClick's Services and/or the use of the System Technology, including any
updates, new versions, additions or modifications thereto that are provided to
Licensee by ValueClick in connection with this Agreement.

                  1.4 "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS" shall mean, collectively,
Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, moral rights, trade names, rights in trade
dress, and all other intellectual property rights and proprietary rights,
excluding trademarks, whether arising under the laws of the United States or any
other state, country or jurisdiction, including all rights or causes of action
for infringement or misappropriation of any of the foregoing, in each case now
existing or hereafter developed during the term of this Agreement. For purposes
of this Agreement: (a) "PATENTS" shall mean all patent rights and all right,
title and interest in all letters patent or equivalent rights and applications,
including any reissue, extension, division, continuation, or
continuation-in-part applications throughout the world; (b) "TRADE SECRETS"
shall mean all right, title and interest in all trade secrets and trade secret
rights arising under common law, state law, federal law or laws of foreign
countries; and (c) "COPYRIGHTS" shall mean all copyrights, and all right, title
and interest in all copyrights, copyright registrations and applications for
copyright registration, certificates of copyright and copyrighted interests
throughout the world, and all right, title and interest in related applications
and registrations throughout the world.

                  1.5 "JAPAN SITES" shall mean all internet-based websites,
URLs, network sites and other Web and network addresses that present content
exclusively or substantially in the Japanese language intended to be viewed by
users located in Japan or are otherwise marketed primarily for a
Japanese-language-speaking audience located in Japan.

                  1.6 "LICENSED WORKS" shall mean any works of authorship and
other tangible materials and designs that are protected under United States
Copyright Law which (i) are used by ValueClick in connection with the marketing
and operation of ValueClick's Services, including but not limited to the
Software, the Documentation and other proprietary textual, graphic, audio,
animated and other content and information and (ii) ValueClick has the right to
sublicense to Licensee.

                  1.7 "LICENSED MARKS" shall mean those trademarks, service
marks, tradenames and logos owned by ValueClick and used in connection with the
operation and marketing of ValueClick's Services, including without limitation
"VALUECLICK" and any related registrations or pending registration applications
in Japan.



                  1.8 "LOCALIZED VERSION" shall mean a version of the Software,
Documentation or any other Licensed Work (including without limitation a
tangible representation of a Licensed Mark) that have been translated and/or
otherwise localized for use in the Japanese market such that, for example, the
text, visual displays, printouts, and other elements have been translated into
Japanese characters and formatted for use in Japan.

                  1.9 "SERVERS" shall mean the primary and back-up servers (or
group of connected servers) in Licensee's computer network located in Tokyo,

                  1.10 "SERVICES" shall mean internet-based advertising and
marketing services based on the Software.

                  1.11 "SOFTWARE" shall mean the proprietary ValueClick computer
software owned by ValueClick which, among other functions and features,
facilitates the posting of banner advertisements on host websites, permits users
to monitor, track, administer, analyze, and report information and statistics
concerning the rate and manner in which internet-based advertisements are
accessed by computer users, calculates and bills the advertiser based on such
information, and provide reports on such information to advertisers and host
websites. "SOFTWARE" shall include any modifications, updates, new versions, new
releases, enhancements and new features thereto that are provided by ValueClick
to Licensee hereunder.

                  1.12 "SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY" shall mean all proprietary computer
software (including all object code, firmware, development tools, files, records
and data), and all know-how, techniques, processes, methods, products,
applications and other technology that ValueClick owns, controls or acquires, to
the extent utilized in or for the development, production, operation,
administration, distribution and/or marketing of its Services during the term
hereof and, with respect to portions of the foregoing that are licensed from
third parties, to the extent ValueClick has the right to sublicense such items
to Licensee. "SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY" includes, without limitation, the Software, the
Documentation, designs, concepts, quality control methods, operating techniques,
specifications, reports, and other information possessed by ValueClick relating
to the Software, the Documentation and ValueClick's Services.

         2. TERMINATION OF PREVIOUS AGREEMENT. ValueClick and Licensee hereby
agree to terminate the License and Option Agreement between the Parties dated as
of January 1, 1999 ("PREVIOUS AGREEMENT"), effective as of the Effective Date,
and agree that such Previous Agreement shall be entirely null and void and shall
be superseded and replaced in its entirety by this Agreement, which shall govern
the rights and obligations of ValueClick and Licensee from the Effective Date
with respect to the matters set forth herein. The foregoing notwithstanding,
Sections 6.5 and 7.4(b) of the Previous Agreement shall continue in effect in
accordance with their terms. Without limitation of the foregoing, the Parties
agree that, effective as of the Effective Date, Section 9.4 ("Post-Termination
Obligations") of the Previous Agreement shall be deemed deleted therefrom and
that neither party shall have any rights or obligations pursuant to such Section



         3. GRANT OF LICENSE. Subject to the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, ValueClick hereby grants to Licensee, under all of ValueClick's
Intellectual Property Rights, the exclusive (even as to ValueClick),
non-transferable (except as provided in Section 11 ("ASSIGNMENT")) right and
license to use and otherwise exploit the System Technology, all Improvements (as
defined in Section 6) and Localized Versions of the Licensed Works and the
Licensed Marks to develop, market and provide Services, but only to customers
for use on and in connection with Japan Sites. The parties acknowledge that it
may be possible for end-users located outside of Japan to access the Japan Sites
and such access will not be deemed a breach of this Agreement by either party,
unless a party knowingly facilitates such access. The foregoing license shall
include, but not be limited to, the right to:

                  (a) install on Licensee's Servers and use the Software, in
object code form only, and Localized Versions thereof, for the purpose of
providing Services for Japan Sites (but not to install the Software, or
Localized Versions thereof, on any other server or network without ValueClick's
prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld);

                  (b) reproduce, perform and display (publicly or otherwise),
and distribute, and sublicense the foregoing rights to Licensee's customers,
only such portion(s) of the Licensed Works, and Localized Versions thereof, as
are necessary to permit such customers to use Licensee's Services in connection
with Japan Sites, subject to a sublicense agreement containing terms and
conditions no less restrictive and protective of ValueClick's Intellectual
Property Rights than those contained herein;

                  (c) reproduce a reasonable number of copies of the Software
and Documentation, and Localized Versions thereof, solely for back-up, archival,
maintenance and technical support purposes;

                  (d) use the Licensed Marks, and Localized Versions thereof,
and the Domain Name solely in connection with the marketing, operation,
administration and provision of Licensee's Services for Japan Sites and on and
in promotional materials distributed in connection therewith, and, subject to
ValueClick's prior written consent (not to be unreasonably withheld), to modify
the Licensed Marks to create Localized Versions thereof; and

                  (e) translate and modify the Licensed Works to create
Localized Versions thereof, provided however, that except as necessary to create
Localized Versions of the Licensed Works and the Licensed Trademarks, Licensee
shall not alter or modify the Licensed Works, or create any derivative works
based on the Licensed Works, without ValueClick's prior written consent.

         4. JAPAN SITES. Licensee agrees that it will not offer its Services to
any customer for use other than on Japan Sites and shall not enter into any
agreement with any customer if Licensee is aware that such customer intends or
is likely to use Licensee's Services substantially other than on Japan Sites.
Licensee agrees that it will not use or knowingly allow or assist others in
using the System Technology to develop



any product or service that is similar to or competes with the Software or
Licensee's Services within Japan.

         5. LICENSE FEE. In consideration of the rights granted hereunder,
during the effective term of the Agreement, Licensee shall pay to ValueClick a
monthly license fee of Thirty-five Hundred U.S. Dollars (U.S. $3,500)(the
"LICENSE FEE"). In the event Licensee receives, not in the ordinary course of
business, pursuant to any single commercial transaction with an third party (and
excluding loans, equity infusions, equipment leases or similar transactions),
any extraordinary revenues arising substantially out of the license rights
granted by ValueClick hereunder, Licensee agrees to notify ValueClick and the
Parties will discuss in good faith appropriate compensation, if any, to
recognize the value that the licenses hereunder contributed to the transaction,
if any. If, within thirty (30) days from the date of Licensee' notice, the
parties fail to reach agreement as to the amount of additional compensation to
be paid to ValueClick, the matter will be decided by an independent business
consulting firm of national standing selected by ValueClick and reasonably
acceptable to the Licensee. Such consulting firm will be instructed (i) that it
is to be objective and is not an advocate of either party and (ii) to make its
decision within thirty (30) days of being retained. Each party will fully
cooperate with the consulting firm, will provide all information and materials
reasonably requested by such firm, will equally bear such firm's fees and
expenses and (for the benefit of such firm) will not take any action against
such firm relating to its review or decision. The fees and other amounts charged
by Licensee to its customers shall be determined solely by Licensee.

                  5.1 TAXES AND WITHHOLDING. Licensee shall be responsible for
and shall pay all taxes, (including sales, use, VAT, excise or similar taxes),
all customs fees and duties, and any non-U.S. withholdings and other
governmental taxes or assessments by Japan or any other country related to the
License Fees and the payment thereof to ValueClick.

                  5.2 PAYMENT. The License Fees shall be payable monthly on the
fifteenth (15th) day of each month ("Payment Date") with respect to the License
Fee owed by Licensee for the previous month. All License Fees payable to
ValueClick shall be paid in United States dollars, and shall be paid via wire
transfer by Licensee directly to the bank account designated by ValueClick. All
late payments will be assessed a late fee charge equal to the lesser of one and
one-half percent (1-1/2%) per month or the maximum amount permitted by
applicable law.

         6. OWNERSHIP RIGHTS. All right, title and interest in and to the System
Technology, and each element thereof (including all Intellectual Property Rights
relating thereto), and all related materials created or furnished by ValueClick
and licensed under this Agreement shall be and remain the sole and exclusive
property of ValueClick, subject only to the license rights expressly granted in
this Agreement. Any enhancements, modifications and derivative works of or to
the System Technology ("IMPROVEMENTS") and Localized Versions of the Licensed
Works and the Licensed Marks made by or for Licensee shall be the sole and
exclusive property of ValueClick. Licensee hereby agrees to assign and does
hereby assign to ValueClick any and all rights



Licensee may acquire in any Improvements and Localized Versions of the Licensed
Works and the Licensed Marks and agrees to waive any moral rights it may have
with respect thereto.

                  6.1 NOTICES. Licensee may not remove or modify any copyright
notices, service mark or trademark designations, or other proprietary notices
included on any element of the System Technology or on any screen displays,
documents or materials produced by the Software provided, however, that Licensee
may replace or augment any such notices with comparable Japanese-language
notices. Licensee shall comply with ValueClick's reasonable trademark
guidelines, as provided to Licensee in writing from item to time. At
ValueClick's request, Licensee shall submit samples of any advertising or
promotional materials containing the Licensed Marks or Localized Versions
thereof to ValueClick.

                  6.2 NO CONTEST. Licensee acknowledges that the Licensed Marks,
Localized Versions of the Licensed Marks created by Licensee, the Domain Name,
the Licensed Works, Localized Versions of the Licensed Works and the Software
are owned exclusively by ValueClick and Licensee agrees not to challenge the
validity of or otherwise contest ValueClick's ownership of such items. Licensee
agrees that all use of the Licensed Marks, Localized Versions of the Licensed
Marks, the Licensed Works and Localized Versions of the Licensed Works by
Licensee shall inure to the benefit of ValueClick. Licensee agrees not to
register any of the Licensed Marks or any similar mark in any jurisdiction, and
Licensee further agrees to cease all use of the Licensed Marks upon termination
of this Agreement and to change its name as soon as practicable after
termination of this Agreement.

                  6.3 COOPERATION. Licensee shall cooperate with ValueClick and
use reasonable commercial efforts at ValueClick's request to protect the
Licensed Marks, Licensed Works and other elements of the System Technology, and
the Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, from infringement by other
parties. Licensee shall promptly notify ValueClick if Licensee becomes aware of
any act by any third party that may constitute an infringement of any element of
the System Technology. Licensee shall also promptly notify ValueClick if
Licensee becomes aware of any claims that the System Technology, or any element
thereof, or the marketing, operation or sale of Licensee's Services, may or will
infringe the intellectual property or other rights of any other person. Licensee
agrees to cooperate with ValueClick, at ValueClick's expense, to obtain,
register and enforce for ValueClick's benefit all Intellectual Property Rights
associated with the System Technology.

                  6.4 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

                           (a) Each Party agrees to maintain the Confidential
Information of the other Party as confidential and not to disclose or publish,
or authorize or assist any other person to disclose or publish, any of such
Confidential Information to any other party except as expressly allowed by this
Agreement. Each Party agrees to keep the Confidential Information of the other
Party under access and use restrictions designed to prevent disclosure of such
items to unauthorized persons.



                           (b) Licensee agrees that the Software and the other
non-public elements of the System Technology shall be considered the
Confidential Information of ValueClick.

                           (c) Each Party agrees to use reasonable care (i.e.,
efforts no less than the standard of care each Party reasonably exercises in
protecting its own Confidential Information) to fulfill its obligations to
maintain the confidentiality of the Confidential Information of the other Party.

                  6.5 WEBSITE ADDRESS. ValueClick hereby commissions Licensee to
operate Licensee's Services, during the term of this Agreement, under the Domain


                  7.1 QUALITY. Licensee agrees to maintain a consistent level of
quality of Licensee's Services substantially equal to that found in Licensee's
Services existing as of the Effective Date, and further agrees to maintain a
level of quality in connection with the provision of its Services that is
consistent with general industry standards. Licensee shall use all commercially
reasonable efforts to protect and enhance the goodwill associated with the
Licensed Marks. Licensee agrees to comply with all applicable laws, statutes,
treaties, regulations, and ordinances in marketing Licensee's Services.

                  7.2 TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE. ValueClick will provide
support and maintenance of the Software to Licensee, as reasonably requested by
Licensee, provided that ValueClick shall have no obligation to provide support
or maintenance for Licensee's network, Servers, computer system, equipment or
any other items not provided by ValueClick. Licensee agrees to pay the
reasonable, actual, out-of-pocket expenses incurred by ValueClick personnel in
traveling to Japan to provide support at Licensee's request (including coach
airfare, hotel, local transportation, and meals but not including salary,
charges for such personnel's time, allocated overhead or like expenses);
Licensee shall pay such expenses within thirty (30) days of receipt of an
undisputed invoice therefor. ValueClick agrees to make any upgrades, new
versions, new releases, significant enhancements and new features of its
Software, Services and System Technology that ValueClick makes generally
available to its other licensees available to Licensee at no charge provided
Licensee is current in its License Fee payments pursuant to Section 5 ("LICENSE


                  8.1 NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP. Licensee is an independent
contractor and not an employee or agent of ValueClick and nothing in this
Agreement shall be interpreted or construed to create any employment,
partnership, joint venture or other relationship between ValueClick and
Licensee. Licensee shall not have any right to bind or make any representation
on behalf of ValueClick. Licensee is responsible for the selection, acquisition,
design and maintenance of its computer system and equipment and for determining
that Licensee's operating environment for the Software satisfies the technical
requirements for the Software. Except for support and maintenance services



provided by ValueClick pursuant to Section 7.2 ("Technical Support and
Maintenance"), Licensee shall furnish, at its own expense, all personnel,
computer equipment and other resources necessary to operate the Software and to
offer Licensee's Services during the term of this Agreement.

                  8.2 COMMITMENT. Licensee shall use reasonable commercial
efforts to promote and market Licensee's Services in Japan. Licensee shall
maintain such staff, equipment and facilities as it reasonably deems necessary
to adequately serve the needs of its customers with respect to Licensee's

                  8.3 NO REVERSE ENGINEERING. Licensee agrees not to reverse
engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive or reproduce the
source code for the Software or assist any third party to do any of the

                  8.4 FORM OF CUSTOMER AGREEMENT. Licensee agrees that the
sublicense agreement used by Licensee with its customers will include a clause
expressly permitting the termination of the agreement by Licensee without cause
on thirty (30) days' prior written notice, and that the agreement will include
terms no less restrictive and protective of ValueClick's Intellectual Property
Rights than those contained herein.


represents and warrants that: (a) Licensee is a Japanese joint stock corporation
(KABUSHIKI KAISHA) duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under
the laws of Japan; (b) the execution and performance of the Agreement have been
duly authorized; (c) this Agreement will constitute a valid and binding
obligation of Licensee; and (d) the execution and performance of this Agreement
by Licensee will not violate the terms of any other contract or arrangement to
which Licensee is a party or by which it is bound.


                           (a) ValueClick represents and warrants that Licensee:
(i) is a corporation duly organized and validly existing and in good standing
under the laws of the State of Delaware; (ii) the execution and performance of
the Agreement have been duly authorized; (iii) this Agreement will constitute a
valid and binding obligation of ValueClick; and (iv) the execution and
performance of this Agreement by ValueClick will not violate the terms of any
other contract or arrangement to which ValueClick is a party or by which it is

                           (b) ValueClick represents and warrants that: (i)
ValueClick has the right to grant the licenses and rights granted herein; (ii)
the Software, the Documentation and the other Licensed Works do not infringe or
misappropriate any copyright or trade secret of any third party; (iii) to the
best of its knowledge, the Software, the Documentation, the other Licensed
Works, the Licensed Marks and the System Technology do not infringe or
misappropriate any service mark, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of
any third party; and (iv) no claim has been made or is pending against
ValueClick relative to the Software, the Documentation, the other



Licensed Works, the Licensed Trademarks, and the System Technology alleging
infringement or misappropriation of any Intellectual Property Right.


                  9.3 INDEMNIFICATION BY VALUECLICK. ValueClick agrees to
indemnify, defend and hold Licensee and its officers, directors, employees and
sublicensees harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses,
damages and expenses (including without limitation all attorneys' fees, legal
and expert witness fees and expenses and all costs of investigation) incurred by
any such person related to or arising out of a third-party claim that, if true,
would constitute a breach of any ValueClick warranty in Section 9.2 (b) (an
"Infringement Action"), provided that (i) ValueClick's obligations hereunder are
expressly conditioned on prompt notification from Licensee of any such
Infringement Action; (ii) ValueClick shall have sole control of the defense and
all negotiations, settlement or compromise of any Infringement Action, and
Licensee shall cooperate, at ValueClick's expense, with ValueClick in such
defense; and (iii) ValueClick shall not be obligated hereunder to the extent
that any such Infringement Action is based on any modification or alteration
made by Licensee to the System Technology. THE FOREGOING STATES THE SOLE AND




         10. INDEMNIFICATION BY LICENSEE. Licensee agrees to indemnify, defend
and hold ValueClick and its officers, directors, and employees harmless from and
against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including
without limitation all attorneys' fees, legal and expert witness fees and
expenses and all costs of investigation) incurred by any such person related to
or arising out of the operation of Licensee's business, including but not
limited to the use of the System Technology or any Localized Version of the
Software or Licensed Works created by or for Licensee and the marketing and
provision of Licensee's Services, including but not limited to any Localized
Version of a Licensed Mark (except to the extent that any such liability is the
responsibility of ValueClick in accordance with Section 9.3 ("Indemnification by
ValueClick")), provided that (i) Licensee's obligations hereunder are expressly
conditioned on prompt notification from ValueClick of any such claim; and (ii)
Licensee shall have sole control of the defense and all negotiations, settlement
or compromise, and ValueClick shall, at Licensee's expense, cooperate with
Licensee in such defense.

         11. ASSIGNMENT. This Agreement and the rights and obligations hereunder
are not transferable or assignable by Licensee without the prior written consent
of ValueClick, except in connection with a merger or a sale of all or
substantially all of its assets, provided, however, that Licensee may not assign
this Agreement to any entity engaged in business activities competitive with
those ValueClick. ValueClick may assign this Agreement without Licensee's prior
consent provided, however, that ValueClick may not assign this Agreement to any
entity engaged in business activities competitive with those of Licensee. Any
purported assignment in violation of this Section 11 shall be null and void.


                  12.1 TERM. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the
Effective Date and shall remain in effect in perpetuity unless and until
terminated earlier in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. The
termination rights in this Agreement are in addition to and not in lieu of any
other available rights and remedies.

                  12.2 TERMINATION FOR CAUSE. This Agreement may be terminated
by either Party for cause immediately upon the occurrence of any of the
following events: (a) if the other Party ceases to do business or otherwise
terminates its business operations, (b) if the other Party materially breaches
any material term or condition of this Agreement and fails to cure such breach
within thirty (30) days after written notice is delivered to such Party
describing the breach, or (c) if the other Party shall commence or become
subject to any bankruptcy, receivership or similar proceeding and such
proceeding is not dismissed within ninety (90) days.

                  12.3 TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE. This Agreement may be
terminated, for convenience, by Licensee on ninety (90) days' prior written
notice to ValueClick.

                  12.4 EFFECT OF TERMINATION. On termination of this Agreement,
Licensee agrees to immediately cease marketing Licensee's Services and cease any
further use of the Licensed Marks and Licensed Works and to follow all



directions of ValueClick for disconnection, removal and return of all Software
and other System Technology to ValueClick. At its option, ValueClick may elect
to allow Licensee to continue using the System Technology and operating
Licensee's Services in accordance with the terms of this Agreement in order to
fulfill any contractual obligations Licensee has to its customers, subject to
the continuation of Licensee's obligation to pay License Fees to ValueClick. On
termination of this Agreement, Licensee further agrees, upon request by
ValueClick, to notify customers that their sublicense agreements will be
terminated in thirty (30) days. On any termination, Licensee shall surrender to
ValueClick possession of all tangible items of System Technology, including any
Improvements thereto and Localized Versions of the Licensed Works and the
Licensed Marks, except as necessary to fulfill its obligations under sublicense
agreements continuing in effect after termination in accordance with this
Section 12.4.

         13. MISCELLANEOUS.

                  13.1 GOVERNING LAW. The validity, construction and
enforceability of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
California, United States of America, as if performed wholly within that State
and without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles.

                  13.2 ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement and its exhibits and
schedules constitute the entire agreement and understanding between ValueClick
and Licensee relating to the subject matter hereof, and terminates, supersedes
and cancels any and all prior or contemporaneous written and oral
understandings, agreements, proposals, representations or promises of the
parties relating to the subject matter hereof. Any modification or amendment of
any provision of this Agreement shall be effective only if in writing and signed
by ValueClick and Licensee.

                  13.3 SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement, or the
application of such provision to any person or circumstance is held by a court
of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this
Agreement or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other
than those to which it is held to be invalid or unenforceable shall not be
effectively thereby.

                  13.4 NOTICES. All notices and other communications that are
required or that may be given under the provisions of this Agreement shall be in
writing and the same shall be deemed to have been given on the same day if
delivered in person or by overnight courier to the address set forth below, or
by facsimile to the facsimile number listed below for the Party to whom the
notice is given or on the fifth day thereafter if placed in registered or
certified mail with postage prepaid and addressed to the Party at the address
specified. The addresses and facsimile numbers for ValueClick and Licensee for
all purposes under this Agreement and for all notices shall be:



                  To ValueClick:

                                    ValueClick, Inc.
                                    6450 Via Real
                                    P.O. Box 5008
                                    Capinteria, CA 93014-5008
                                    Telephone:  (805) 684-6060
                                    Facsimile:  (805) 566-9202

                  To Licensee:

                                    ValueClick Japan Inc.
                                    4F Unimat Hongo Building
                                    4-1-6 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
                                    Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
                                    Telephone:  81-3-5803-9944
                                    Facsimile:  81-3-5803-9922

         From time to time, either Party may designate another address,
telephone or facsimile number for all purposes of this Agreement by notifying
the other Party of such change in writing.

                  13.5 COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed by
ValueClick and Licensee in separate counterparts, each of which shall be an
original and both of which together shall constitute one and the same

                  13.6 BINDING ON SUCCESSORS. This Agreement shall be binding
upon and inure to the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of the
parties hereto.

                  13.7 WAIVER. The failure of either Party to enforce any of the
provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver of the right
of such Party to enforce such provisions thereafter.

                  13.8 ATTORNEYS' FEES. In the event any dispute, lawsuit,
arbitration or other action or proceeding is commenced to enforce or interpret
any provision of this Agreement or otherwise relating to this Agreement or the
subject matter hereof, the prevailing Party will be entitled to recover all
costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, costs of
investigation, evaluation and collection whether or not a suit is filed, and all
expert witness fees, court costs and related expenses incurred by the prevailing

                  13.9 DISPUTE RESOLUTION; ARBITRATION. Any dispute with respect
to or arising out of or in connection with, or otherwise related to the
execution or performance of, this Agreement shall be settled by the Parties
amicably through good faith discussions upon the written request of either
Party. In the event that any such dispute cannot be resolved thereby within a
period of sixty (60) days ("Resolution Period") after such written request has
been delivered, such dispute shall be finally settled by binding, confidential
arbitration, held in San Francisco, California, if the Party initiating the



dispute resolution/arbitration is Licensee or in Tokyo, Japan, if the Party
initiating the dispute resolution/arbitration is ValueClick, using the English
language, and in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules then in effect
of the American Commercial Arbitration Association. Within fifteen (15) business
days of the end of such Resolution Period, if the dispute has not been resolved,
the Parties shall attempt to agree on one arbitrator; provided that if such
parties cannot agree on one arbitrator within such time period, each Party to
the dispute shall within ten (10) business days thereafter appoint one (1)
arbitrator and such appointed arbitrators shall within fifteen (15) business
days thereafter mutually agree upon and appoint one additional arbitrator;
provided further that the persons eligible to be selected as arbitrator(s) shall
be limited to current or former judges or current or former attorneys at law who
(i) have presided as a judge and/or practiced law for at least 15 years in the
field of general commercial or intellectual property litigation or general
corporate, intellectual property and/or commercial matters and (ii) are
experienced in the software or internet industry. Each Party agrees to cooperate
fully with the arbitrator(s) to resolve any dispute that is subject to
arbitration hereunder. The arbitrator(s) shall have the authority to grant
specific performance, and to allocate between the Parties the costs of
arbitration in such equitable manner as the arbitrator(s) may determine. The
arbitrator(s) shall render a decision within thirty (30) business days of the
close of the arbitration hearing and shall render such decision in writing. The
determination made by the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the
parties in any subsequent actions at law or in equity and the parties agree to
stipulate thereto in any such action. Judgement upon the award so rendered may
be entered in any court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such
court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the
case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either Party shall have the right to
institute a legal action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive relief
and/or a decree for specific performance pending final settlement by

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, ValueClick and Licensee have entered into this
Agreement as of the date and year first above written.

LICENSOR:                                    LICENSEE:

VALUECLICK, INC.,                            VALUECLICK JAPAN INC.,
a Delaware corporation                       a Japanese corporation

By:                                          By:
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            Kurt Johnson                               Jonathan Hendriksen
       Chief Financial Officer                       Chief Executive Officer