Consortium Membership Agreement
This Agreement, together with Annex 1, represents the entire agreement between MIT, ERCIM, KEIO, BEIHANG and the Member on the Member`s participation in the Consortium and supersedes any other oral or written agreements entered into by the Parties regarding their subject matter. The initial term of membership (“Initial Term”) begins from the date of termination of this Agreement (“Effective Date”) and remains in effect for one (1) year from the first day of the calendar quarter from which the effective date (“Anniversary”) is applicable. Thereafter, this Agreement shall automatically renew for successive periods of one year (“Extension Terms”) beginning on the anniversary, unless the Host informs the Member of its intention not to renew this Agreement six (6) months before the expiry of the current Extension Period, or where the Member informs the Hosts of its intention to extend at least ninety (90) days before the end of the Extension Period. n not to extend the current extension period. For all renewal conditions, the member agrees to pay an annual fee equal to the current initial fee. The annual fee is due on or before the anniversary for the renewal period. b. The member has the right to establish and maintain internet computer connections with MIT, ERCIM, KEIO and BEIHANG, which are sufficient to participate in the activities of the consortium. MIT, ERCIM, KEIO and BEIHANG have the following rights and obligations under this Agreement, the rights and obligations of which are described in more detail in Annex 1: f. MIT, ERCIM, KEIO and BEIHANG set up internet connections and computer resources to facilitate the Member`s work with Internet access and enable the Member with Internet access, with the consortium.
This Agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into and shall be construed and governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States of America. MIT, ERCIM, KEIO, BEIHANG and the Member are free to use and publish research results, ideas, algorithms, techniques and other information developed in connection with the Consortium during the term of this Agreement, except that the intellectual property described in paragraphs b) and (c) below is subject to the licenses specified therein. . . .