NETNEWSWIRE LICENSE AGREEMENT

This Agreement is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or legal entity) and Black Pixel LLC, a limited liability company established and existing under the laws of the State of Washington (hereinafter: "Black Pixel") for the use of the NetNewsWire application.

The NetNewsWire application, together with all materials included in or distributed through it (hereinafter collectively: "NetNewsWire"), is licensed, not sold, to you by Black Pixel. Black Pixel reserves all rights not expressly granted to you within this Agreement.

By downloading, installing, copying or otherwise using all or any portion of NetNewsWire you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do not use NetNewsWire.

You hereby irrevocably waive, also for the benefit of Black Pixel LLC, a limited liability company established and existing under the laws of the State of Washington, any rights under previous license agreements with NewsGator, Ranchero Software, Black Pixel LLC for NetNewsWire and unconditionally accept that your license for the use of current and previous copies of the NetNewsWire software shall be exclusively governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

LICENSE GRANT

Black Pixel may, at its sole discretion, grant you a Demo License, a Commercial License, an App Store License, a Site License, or a Not for Resale (NFR) License.

If you have not purchased or otherwise rightfully obtained a Commercial License, an App Store License, a Site License, or an NFR License for NetNewsWire, The Demo License Terms (A) are applicable to your use of NetNewsWire. The Demo License Terms are also applicable to any usage of NetNewsWire by you that is not covered under any other licenses you may have.

You have obtained a Commercial App Store License if you purchased NetNewsWire from the Mac App Store, or if you have otherwise legally obtained a copy of NetNewsWire from the Mac App Store.

The Commercial License Terms (B) are applicable if you have a Commercial License. The App Store License Terms (C) are applicable if you have an App Store License. The Site License Terms (D) are applicable if you have a Site License. The NFR License Terms (E) are applicable if you have an NFR License.

The General Terms (F) are applicable in all cases.

A. DEMO LICENSE TERMS

Black Pixel grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use NetNewsWire for time-limited evaluation purposes, only in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. You agree not to transfer, assign, rent, lease, sublicense, or lend NetNewsWire to any other person or entity, except as expressly provided herein, and that any attempt to do so in any other way shall render the license null and void. NetNewsWire may be used for a period of 14 calendar days from the first time you run NetNewsWire. Upon lapse of such trial period all of or part of the functionality of NetNewsWire will be disabled automatically.

Black Pixel may, at its sole discretion, decide to prolong the trial period and will inform you thereof via netnewswireapp.com or by contacting you by email, by phone or in writing. If you wish to use NetNewsWire after the trial period, you will need to purchase a Commercial License or an App Store License. Black Pixel may extend to you an expiring license key, in which event such a license key will be considered a means to extend the trial period under The Demo License Terms.

Copies of NetNewsWire that were downloaded from the Mac App Store are incapable of being used under these terms. To use NetNewsWire under these terms you will need to obtain a copy from the NetNewsWire website.

B. COMMERCIAL LICENSE TERMS

Black Pixel grants you a non-exclusive license to use NetNewsWire, only in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. You agree not to transfer, assign, rent, lease, sublicense, or lend NetNewsWire to any other person or entity, except as expressly provided herein, and that any attempt to do so in any other way shall render the license null and void.

B1. SCOPE

This License grants you the right to activate and use NetNewsWire on either (a) one computer used by multiple people, or (b) several computers, within reasonable limits, used by one and the same person. Black Pixel may at its sole discretion define and adjust what said reasonable limits amount to. This License does not allow multiple users to use NetNewsWire on multiple computers.

B2. TRANSFER

You may transfer your NetNewsWire license rights only once and permanently to another person or legal entity under the conditions that you transfer NetNewsWire in its entirety, you do not retain a copy of NetNewsWire or any part thereof yourself and the receiving party reads, agrees with and accepts the terms and conditions of this License Agreement. In some cases, you may need to contact Black Pixel to complete the transfer.

C. APP STORE LICENSE TERMS

Black Pixel grants you a non-exclusive license to use NetNewsWire, only in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. You agree not to transfer, assign, rent, lease, sublicense, or lend NetNewsWire to any other person or entity, except as expressly provided herein, and that any attempt to do so in any other way shall render the license null and void.

C1. SCOPE

This License grants you the right to use NetNewsWire on all Mac Products that are owned and/or controlled by you and as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the terms of service applicable to the Mac App Store.

C2. TRANSFER

You may not transfer your NetNewsWire license rights to another person or legal entity.

C3. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS

Apple, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries (hereinafter, collectively: "Apple") are not responsible for NetNewsWire in any form or matter. This limitation of responsibility includes but is not limited to: the content of NetNewsWire, the furnishing of any maintenance and support services; any warranties whether express or implied by law; any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses pertaining to any such warranties; any action, settlement or discharge pertaining to any intellectual property infringement claims pertaining to NetNewsWire.

C4. THIRD PARTY MEDIATION

In the event NetNewsWire fails in any way to conform to any applicable warranty, whether express or implied by law, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for NetNewsWire to you. Apple is a third party beneficiary to this Agreement. Upon your acceptance of this Agreement, Apple will have the right to enforce it as in said role.

D. SITE LICENSE TERMS

Black Pixel grants you a non-exclusive license to use NetNewsWire, only in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. You agree not to transfer, assign, rent, lease, sublicense, or lend NetNewsWire to any other person or entity, except as expressly provided herein, and that any attempt to do so in any other way shall render the license null and void.

D1. SCOPE

This License does not allow NetNewsWire to be activated and used on computers that are not either a) owned by you, b) owned by any fully owned subsidiary of you, c) owned by or operated primarily by your employees or employees of any fully owned subsidiary of you. This License furthermore does not allow the use of NetNewsWire other than for business purposes of your company.

Unless otherwise specified, any Site License you acquire from Black Pixel is valid only for usage at the business locations listed on your sales order.

To complete Online Activation, additional communication by email or through other channels between you and/or your employees and Black Pixel may be needed.

D2. TRANSFER

You may not transfer your NetNewsWire Site License to another person or legal entity unless Black Pixel, at its sole discretion, grants you the right to perform such a transfer. To request a transfer of your Site License you will have to contact Black Pixel in writing with details pertaining to said desired transfer, including the name and contact details of the other person or legal entity you wish to transfer your Site License to. Black Pixel will respond in writing and in a timely manner to communicate its decision regarding said transfer. Any decision communicated to you by Black Pixel regarding such a requested transfer will be considered final and indisputable. Black Pixel may contact you a) by email, b) in writing or c) by telephone to request additional details regarding said desired transfer if it deems obtaining more information necessary to come to a decision.

When a requested transfer of your Site License is granted, you may transfer your NetNewsWire license rights only once and permanently to another person or legal entity under the conditions that you transfer NetNewsWire in its entirety, you do not retain a copy of NetNewsWire or any part thereof yourself and the receiving party reads, agrees with and accepts the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, and the other person or legal entity is the same party that Black Pixel has granted you the right to transfer your license rights to.

E. NFR LICENSE TERMS

Black Pixel grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use NetNewsWire for evaluation, promotional and/or review purposes, only in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. You agree not to transfer, assign, rent, lease, sublicense, or lend NetNewsWire to any other person or entity, except as expressly provided herein, and that any attempt to do so in any other way shall render the NFR License null and void. If you wish to use NetNewsWire for other than the stated purposes, you need to purchase a Commercial License to use NetNewsWire. Black Pixel may, at its sole discretion, decide to extend your allowed usage of NetNewsWire beyond the stated uses and will inform you thereof via netnewswireapp.com or by contacting you by email, by phone or in writing.

E1. SCOPE

This License grants you the right to activate and use NetNewsWire on either (a) one computer used by multiple people, or (b) several computers, within reasonable limits, used by one and the same person. Black Pixel may at its sole discretion define and adjust what said reasonable limits amount to. This License does not allow multiple users to use NetNewsWire on multiple computers.

E2. TRANSFER

You may not transfer your NetNewsWire license rights to another person or legal entity. If you know of anyone else who should obtain an NFR License for NetNewsWire, please contact Black Pixel through the applicable sections of netnewswireapp.com.

F. GENERAL TERMS

F1. COPYRIGHT AND RESTRICTIONS

Copyright and other intellectual, industrial and/or proprietary rights to NetNewsWire and to any whole or partial copies that you make are owned by Black Pixel or its licensors. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to reveal the inner workings or modify the functionality of NetNewsWire except where explicitly allowed in the terms of this Agreement. You agree not to remove any label indicating that NetNewsWire is the subject of copyright and other intellectual, industrial or proprietary rights of Black Pixel and/or third parties. You may not redistribute NetNewsWire or any part thereof. You agree not to purchase NetNewsWire licenses for the purpose of reselling and/or distributing them, unless prior written agreement from Black Pixel is granted.

F2. LIMITATION OF LICENSE VALIDITY

Any License to use NetNewsWire granted to you under this Agreement is limited to the current major release of NetNewsWire exclusively. Black Pixel will at its sole discretion decide when a version of NetNewsWire will be considered a new major release. Black Pixel reserves the right to change the terms of this agreement in any future major or minor release of NetNewsWire.

F3. ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Fees may apply for additional services and products offered by Black Pixel and others, including, but not limited to, services that integrate with NetNewsWire or extend the functionality of NetNewsWire.

F4. WARRANTIES

Black Pixel does not warrant that NetNewsWire operates on the computer you intend NetNewsWire to be used on and you shall be solely responsible for obtaining a computer compatible with NetNewsWire. Black Pixel is providing you NetNewsWire on an 'as-is' basis without warranty of any kind. Black Pixel does not and cannot warrant the performance or results you may obtain using NetNewsWire, or that NetNewsWire operates error free.

F5. HEALTH WARNING

If you or anyone in your family has experienced symptoms linked to an epileptic condition (e.g. a seizure or loss of awareness), immediately consult your physician before using NetNewsWire. If you experience dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitching, involuntary movements, loss of awareness, disorientation, and/or convulsions, stop using NetNewsWire immediately and consult your physician.

F6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Black Pixel is not liable to you or to any third party for any damages, either direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise - including in each case, but not limited to damages rising from inability to use NetNewsWire or access data, loss of data, loss of business, loss of profits, business interruptions or the like - arising out of the use or inability to use NetNewsWire even if Black Pixel has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding the above, or anything else contained in this Agreement, neither party's liability for death or personal injury resulting from its own negligence shall be limited. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

F7. INFRINGEMENT

If NetNewsWire is, or in Black Pixel's opinion is likely to become, the subject of a claim of infringement, Black Pixel shall have the right, without obligation and at its sole discretion, to: (i) procure for you the right to continue to use NetNewsWire; (ii) replace or modify NetNewsWire In such a way as to make the modified NetNewsWire non-infringing; or (iii) terminate this Agreement. The foregoing states Black Pixel's and its subsidiaries entire liability and obligation to you and your sole remedy with respect to any actual or alleged infringement of intellectual property rights of any kind.

F8. TECHNICAL AND RELATED INFORMATION

Black Pixel and its subsidiaries may collect and use technical and related information, including but not limited to technical information concerning your computer, system and application software. Black Pixel does not collect (a) any information that identifies your work, (b) any file names or file contents of anything you work on using NetNewsWire. Black Pixel and its subsidiaries are free to use the collected information in any form that does not personally identify you.

F9. PERSONAL INFORMATION

This article is not applicable under the App Store License terms.

Black Pixel may render this License Agreement null and void if it finds that the personal information you submitted during online activation or when buying NetNewsWire is incorrect, inaccurate or outdated. It is your sole responsibility to keep Black Pixel informed of any changes in your personal information. To do so, contact Black Pixel through the appropriate sections of netnewswireapp.com or, where possible, from within NetNewsWire itself. Black Pixel may require you to verify any changes to personal information.

Black Pixel may use your personal information to validate your personal license rights, to contact you with information related to NetNewsWire and, if you acquired your NetNewsWire license through a reseller, to communicate with said reseller regarding your purchase. Black Pixel may share your information with its licensors within reason.

F10. PRIVACY

Black Pixel will not sell or in any way license usage of your personal information to third parties.

F11. ONLINE ACTIVATION

This article is not applicable under the App Store License terms.

The NetNewsWire Software requires online activation in order to use it under the Commercial, Site and/or NFR License Terms. If you do not activate your copy of NetNewsWire, all of or part of the functionality of your copy of NetNewsWire will disable automatically 15 days after you first run it. Black Pixel may at its sole discretion decide to adjust the exact technical conditions under which unactivated NetNewsWire copies cease to work.

You are required to submit personal information during online activation. You need an active, functional internet connection to activate your copy of NetNewsWire. Your licensed use of NetNewsWire is bound to the computer(s) you used to complete activation. You may need to reactivate your copy of NetNewsWire after replacing the logic board or otherwise changing the hardware configuration of your computer. You may need to contact Black Pixel to complete reactivation.

F12. THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE LICENSES

NetNewsWire may make use of third party software. Notwithstanding the foregoing, use of some third party materials included in NetNewsWire Software may be subject to other terms and conditions. The official copyright notices and specific license conditions of this third party software are to be found are to be found via the "About" window of NetNewsWire or can be emailed to you upon request. You hereby agree to the terms and conditions for such third party software.

F13. TERM AND TERMINATION

This Agreement is effective until terminated. Without prejudice to any other rights, Black Pixel may immediately terminate this Agreement if you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. In such event you must cease all use of NetNewsWire and delete all copies of NetNewsWire that are in your possession.

F14. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

Your delivery and payment conditions or any other general or special conditions shall not apply. This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Black Pixel relating to NetNewsWire and supersedes all prior oral or written communications and representation with respect to NetNewsWire or any other subject matter covered by this Agreement.

F15. SEVERANCE

If any of the provisions of this Agreement is held to be void, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall continue in full force and effect. The affected provision will be construed as limited to the extent necessary to be consistent with and fully enforceable under the applicable law.

F16. EXPORT CONTROLS

You agree not to export, reexport or use NetNewsWire except as explicitly authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained your NetNewsWire license. If you purchased or use NetNewsWire in the United States, you may not export or re-export NetNewsWire to any U.S. embargoed country or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or U.S. Department of Commerce's Denied Persons List or Entity List. By using NetNewsWire, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use NetNewsWire for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear missiles or chemical or biological weapons.

F17. U.S. GOVERNMENT END USERS

NetNewsWire is being licensed to U.S. Government end users only as Commercial Computer Software, and with only the exact same rights granted to all other end users in the terms and conditions of this Agreement. All unpublished rights are reserved under the Copyright laws of the United States, and International copyright treaties and other relevant agreements.

F18. APPLICABLE LAW

This Agreement is governed by United States law or at Black Pixel's sole discretion the law of any court which may have jurisdiction. This License shall not be governed by the UN Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that Black Pixel, at its sole discretion, may elect to bring legal action regarding any dispute arising from or in connection with this Agreement before the courts of Washington, the United States, or in any court in any country which may have jurisdiction and you herewith irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts chosen by Black Pixel.

F19. QUESTIONS

If you have any questions concerning this Agreement, or questions, complaints or claims regarding NetNewsWire, please contact Black Pixel through the appropriate sections of netnewswireapp.com.