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Published: 2008-03-26

Registration Rights Agreement



                                                          

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                          REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT

                                 by and between

                                 EUNIVERSE, INC.

                                       and

                         550 DIGITAL MEDIA VENTURES INC.

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                          Dated as of October 23, 2001





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                                TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                     
1.     Certain Definitions...............................................................................3
2.     Demand Registrations..............................................................................4
       (a) Right to Request Registration.................................................................4
       (b) Number of Demand Registrations................................................................5
       (c) Priority on Demand Registrations..............................................................5
       (d) Restrictions on Demand Registrations..........................................................5
       (e) Selection of Underwriters.....................................................................6
       (f) Other Registration Rights.....................................................................6
       (g) Effective Period of Demand Registrations......................................................6
3.     Piggyback Registrations...........................................................................7
       (a) Right to Piggyback............................................................................7
       (b) Priority on Primary Registrations.............................................................7
       (c) Priority on Secondary Registrations...........................................................7
       (d) Selection of Underwriters.....................................................................8
       (e) Other Registrations...........................................................................8
4.     S-3 Registrations.................................................................................8
5.     Holdback Agreements...............................................................................8
6.     Registration Procedures...........................................................................9
7.     Registration Expenses............................................................................12
8.     Indemnification..................................................................................13
9.     Participation in Underwritten Registrations......................................................15
10.    Rule 144.........................................................................................15
11.    Miscellaneous....................................................................................15
       (a) Notices......................................................................................15
       (b) No Waivers...................................................................................16
       (c) Successors and Assigns.......................................................................16
       (d) Governing Law................................................................................16
       (e) Jurisdiction.................................................................................16
       (f) Waiver of Jury Trial.........................................................................17
       (g) Counterparts; Effectiveness..................................................................17
       (h) Entire Agreement.............................................................................17
       (i) Captions.....................................................................................17
       (j) Severability.................................................................................17
       (k) Amendments...................................................................................17
       (l) Equitable Relief.............................................................................18
       (m) Costs and Expenses.  Except as otherwise expressly provided for herein, each party
       to this Agreement shall bear its own costs and expenses, including but not limited to
       attorneys' fees and expenses, in connection with the closing of the transactions
       contemplated hereby..............................................................................18
REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT dated as of October 23, 2001, between eUniverse, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the "Company"), and 550 Digital Media Ventures Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Stockholder"). In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained and other good and valid consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties to this Agreement hereby agree as follows: 1. Certain Definitions. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings: "Affiliate" of any Person means any other Person which directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with such Person. The term "control" (including the terms "controlled by" and "under common control with") as used with respect to any Person means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise. "Agreement" means this Registration Rights Agreement, including all amendments, modifications and supplements and any exhibits or schedules to any of the foregoing, and shall refer to this Registration Rights Agreement as the same may be in effect at the time such reference becomes operative. "Business Day" means any day on which commercial banks are open for business in New York, New York. "Common Stock" means common stock, par value $.001 per share, of the Company. "Conversion Shares" means any of (x) the shares of Common Stock owned by the Stockholder, (y) the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock or (z) any securities issued or issuable with respect to the Common Stock or Series B Preferred Stock by way of stock dividend or stock split or in connection with a combination of shares, recapitalization, merger, consolidation or other reorganization or otherwise. "Exchange Act" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. "Holder" means any holder of record of Registrable Common Stock (as defined below) and any transferees of such Registrable Common Stock from such Holders (or in the case of a Holder of Series B Preferred Stock, the transferees of such Holder). For purposes of this Agreement, the Company may deem and treat the registered holder of Registrable Common Stock as the Holder and absolute owner thereof, and the Company shall not be affected by any notice to the contrary. "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, limited liability company, or unincorporated organization, or a government or agency or political subdivision thereof. "Prospectus" means the prospectus or prospectuses included in any Registration Statement, as amended or supplemented by any prospectus supplement with respect to the terms of the offering of any portion of the Registrable Common Stock covered by such Registration Statement and by all other amendments and supplements to the prospectus, including post-effective amendments and all material incorporated by reference in such prospectus or prospectuses. "Purchase Agreement" means the stock purchase agreement, dated as of July 13, 2001, between the Company and the Stockholder. "Registrable Common Stock" means the Conversion Shares. All references herein to a "Holder" or "Holder of Registrable Common Stock" shall include the holder or holders of Series B Preferred Stock to the extent of the Conversion Shares then underlying such Series B Preferred Stock. For purposes of determining the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock held by a Holder and the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock outstanding, for purposes of this Agreement (including the definition of "Holder") but not for any other purpose, any holder of record of Series B Preferred Stock shall be deemed to be a Holder of the number of Conversion Shares issuable upon conversion of such Series B Preferred Stock and all such Conversion Shares shall be deemed to be outstanding shares of Registrable Common Stock. "Registration Statement" means any registration statement of the Company which covers any of the Registrable Common Stock pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, including the Prospectus, amendments and supplements to such Registration Statement, including post-effective amendments, all exhibits and all materials incorporated by reference in such Registration Statement. "SEC" means the Securities and Exchange Commission. "Securities Act" means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. "Series B Preferred Stock" means the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.10 per share, of the Company held by the Stockholder. "underwritten registration or underwritten offering" means a registration in which securities of the Company are sold to underwriters for reoffering to the public. 2. Demand Registrations. (a) Right to Request Registration. Beginning two and one-half (2 1/2) years after the date of this Agreement, any Holder or Holders who together hold a majority of the then outstanding Registrable Common Stock ("Initiating Holders") may request registration under the Securities Act of all or part of the Registrable Common Stock ("Demand Registration"). 4 Within 10 days after receipt of any such request for Demand Registration, the Company shall give written notice of such request to all other Holders of Registrable Common Stock and shall, subject to the provisions of Section 2(d) hereof, include in such registration all such Registrable Common Stock with respect to which the Company has received written requests for inclusion therein within 15 days after the receipt of the Company's notice. (b) Number of Demand Registrations. Subject to the provisions of Section 2(a), the Initiating Holders of Registrable Common Stock shall be entitled to request an aggregate of five (5) Demand Registrations. A registration shall not count as one of the permitted Demand Registrations (i) until it has become effective, (ii) if the Initiating Holder requesting such registration is not able to register and sell at least 50% of the Registrable Common Stock requested by such Initiating Holder to be included in such registration or (iii) in the case of a Demand Registration that would be the last permitted Demand Registration requested hereunder, if the Initiating Holder requesting such registration is not able to register and sell all of the Registrable Common Stock requested to be included by such Initiating Holder in such registration. (c) Priority on Demand Registrations. Except as provided in Section 2(g), the Company shall not include in any Demand Registration any securities which are not Registrable Common Stock without the written consent of the Holders of a majority of the shares of Registrable Common Stock to be included in such registration, or, if such Demand Registration is an underwritten offering, without the written consent of the managing underwriters. If the managing underwriters of the requested Demand Registration advise the Company in writing that in their opinion the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock proposed to be included in any such registration exceeds the number of securities which can be sold in such offering and/or that the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock proposed to be included in any such registration would adversely affect the price per share of the Company's equity securities to be sold in such offering, the Company shall include in such registration only the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock which in the opinion of such managing underwriters can be sold. If the number of shares which can be sold is less than the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock proposed to be registered, the amount of Registrable Common Stock to be so sold shall be allocated pro rata among the Holders of Registrable Common Stock desiring to participate in such registration on the basis of the amount of such Registrable Common Stock initially proposed to be registered by such other Holders. If the number of shares which can be sold exceeds the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock proposed to be sold, such excess shall be allocated pro rata among the other holders of securities, if any, desiring to participate in such registration based on the amount of such securities initially requested to be registered by such holders or as such holders may otherwise agree. (d) Restrictions on Demand Registrations. The Company shall not be obligated to effect any Demand Registration within six months after the effective date of a previous Demand Registration, a previous S-3 Registration (as hereinafter defined) or a previous registration under which the Initiating Holders had piggyback rights pursuant to Section 3 hereof wherein the Initiating Holders were permitted to register, and sold, at 5 least 50% of the shares of Registrable Common Stock requested to be included therein. The Company may (i) postpone for up to ninety (90) days the filing or the effectiveness of a Registration Statement for a Demand Registration if, based on the good faith judgment of the Company's board of directors, such postponement or withdrawal is necessary in order to avoid premature disclosure of a matter the board has determined would not be in the best interest of the Company to be disclosed at such time or (ii) postpone the filing of a Demand Registration in the event the Company shall be required to prepare audited financial statements as of a date other than its fiscal year end (unless the stockholders requesting such registration agree to pay the expenses of such an audit); provided, however, that in no event shall the Company withdraw a Registration Statement under clause (i) above after such Registration Statement has been declared effective; and provided, further, however, that in any of the events described in clause (i) or (ii) above, the Initiating Holders requesting such Demand Registration shall be entitled to withdraw such request and, if such request is withdrawn, such Demand Registration shall not count as one of the permitted Demand Registrations. The Company shall provide written notice to the Initiating Holders requesting such Demand Registration of (x) any postponement or withdrawal of the filing or effectiveness of a Registration Statement pursuant to this Section 2(d), (y) the Company's decision to file or seek effectiveness of such Registration Statement following such withdrawal or postponement and (z) the effectiveness of such Registration Statement. The Company may defer the filing of a particular Registration Statement pursuant to this Section 2(d) only once every 12 months. (e) Selection of Underwriters. If any of the Registrable Common Stock covered by a Demand Registration or an S-3 Registration pursuant to Section 4 hereof is to be sold in an underwritten offering, the Initiating Holders shall have the right to select the managing underwriter(s) to administer the offering subject to the approval of the Company, which will not be unreasonably withheld. (f) Other Registration Rights. The Company shall not grant to any Person the right, other than as set forth herein and except to employees of the Company with respect to registrations on Form S-8 (or any successor forms thereto), to request the Company to register any securities of the Company except such rights as are not more favorable than or inconsistent with the rights granted to the Holders herein. The stock transfer restriction imposed on the shares of the Company's Capital Stock held by Brad Greenspan (the "Greenspan Restrictions") are not more favorable than or inconsistent with the stock transfer restrictions contained in this Agreement. In the event the Company grants rights which are more favorable or relaxes the Greenspan Restrictions, the Company will make such provisions available to the Holders and will enter into any amendments necessary to confer such rights on the Holders. (g) Effective Period of Demand Registrations. After any Demand Registration filed pursuant to this Agreement has become effective, the Company shall use its best efforts to keep such Demand Registration effective for a period equal to 180 days from the date on which the SEC declares such Demand Registration effective (or if such Demand Registration is not effective during any period within such 180 days, such 180-day period shall be extended by the number of days during such period when such 6 Demand Registration is not effective), or such shorter period which shall terminate when all of the Registrable Common Stock covered by such Demand Registration has been sold pursuant to such Demand Registration. If the Company shall withdraw any Demand Registration pursuant to subsection (d) of this Section 2 (a "Withdrawn Demand Registration"), the Initiating Holders of the Registrable Common Stock remaining unsold and originally covered by such Withdrawn Demand Registration shall be entitled to a replacement Demand Registration which (subject to the provisions of this Section 2) the Company shall use its best efforts to keep effective for a period commencing on the effective date of such Demand Registration and ending on the earlier to occur of the date (i) which is 180 days from the effective date of such Demand Registration and (ii) on which all of the Registrable Common Stock covered by such Demand Registration has been sold. Such additional Demand Registration otherwise shall be subject to all of the provisions of this Agreement. 3. Piggyback Registrations. (a) Right to Piggyback. Whenever the Company proposes to register any of its common equity securities under the Securities Act (other than a registration statement on Form S-8 or on Form S-4 or any similar successor forms thereto), whether for its own account or for the account of one or more stockholders of the Company, and the registration form to be used may be used for any registration of Registrable Common Stock (a "Piggyback Registration"), the Company shall give prompt written notice (in any event within 10 business days after its receipt of notice of any exercise of other demand registration rights) to all Holders of its intention to effect such a registration and, subject to Sections 3(b) and 3(c), shall include in such registration all Registrable Common Stock with respect to which the Company has received written requests for inclusion therein within 15 days after the receipt of the Company's notice. The Company may postpone or withdraw the filing or the effectiveness of a Piggyback Registration at any time in its sole discretion. (b) Priority on Primary Registrations. If a Piggyback Registration is an underwritten primary registration on behalf of the Company, and the managing underwriters advise the Company in writing that in their opinion the number of securities requested to be included in such registration exceeds the number which can be sold in such offering and/or that the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock proposed to be included in any such registration would adversely affect the price per share of the Company's equity securities to be sold in such offering, the Company shall include in such registration (i) first, the securities the Company proposes to sell, and (ii) second, the Registrable Common Stock requested to be included therein by the Holders and other securities requested to be included in such registration pro rata among all the holders of such securities on the basis of the number of shares requested to be registered by such holders or as such holders may otherwise agree. (c) Priority on Secondary Registrations. If a Piggyback Registration is an underwritten secondary registration on behalf of a holder of the Company's securities other than Registrable Common Stock, and the managing underwriters advise the Company in writing that in their opinion the number of securities requested to be 7 included in such registration exceeds the number which can be sold in such offering and/or that the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock proposed to be included in any such registration would adversely affect the price per share of the Company's equity securities to be sold in such offering, the Company shall include in such registration (i) first, the securities the Company proposes to sell, and (ii) second the Registrable Common Stock requested to be included therein by the Holders and other securities requested to be included in such registration pro rata among all the holders of such securities on the basis of the number of shares requested to be registered by such holders or as such holders may otherwise agree. (d) Selection of Underwriters. If any Piggyback Registration is an underwritten primary offering, the Company shall have the right to select the managing underwriter or underwriters to administer any such offering. (e) Other Registrations. If the Company has previously filed a Registration Statement with respect to Registrable Common Stock pursuant to Sections 2 or 4 hereof or pursuant to this Section 3, and if such previous registration has not been withdrawn or abandoned, the Company shall not be obligated to cause to become effective any other registration of any of its securities under the Securities Act, whether on its own behalf or at the request of any holder or holders of such securities, until a period of at least three months has elapsed from the effective date of such previous registration. 4. S-3 Registrations. If at any time that the Company is eligible to use Form S-3 or any successor thereto, any Holder or Holders requests that the Company file a Registration Statement on Form S-3 or any successor thereto for a public offering of all or any portion of the Registrable Common Stock held by such Holders, then the Company shall use its best efforts to register under the Securities Act on Form S-3 (an "S-3 Registration") or any successor thereto, for public sale in accordance with the method of disposition specified in such notice, the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock specified in such notice; provided, however, that the Company shall have no obligation to register such shares of Registrable Common Stock pursuant to this Section if (based on the current market prices) the number of shares of Registrable Common Stock specified in such notice would not yield gross proceeds to the selling stockholders of at least $1,000,000. Whenever the Company is required by this Section 4 to use its best efforts to effect the registration of Registrable Common Stock, each of the procedures and requirements of Section 2 (including but not limited to the requirement that the Company notify all Holders from whom notice has not been received and provide them with the opportunity to participate in the offering) shall apply to such registration. There is no limitation on the number of registrations pursuant to this Section 4 that the Company is obligated to effect. 5. Holdback Agreements. (a) The Company agrees not to effect any sale or distribution of any of its equity securities during the 10 days prior to and during the 180 days beginning on the 8 effective date of any underwritten Demand Registration or any underwritten Piggyback Registration or any underwritten S-3 Registration (except as part of such underwritten registration or pursuant to registrations on Form S-8 or S-4 or any successor forms thereto) unless the underwriters managing the offering otherwise agree to a shorter period. (b) The Holders agree not to effect any sale or distribution of any equity securities of the Company during the eighteen (18) month period following the date of this Agreement; provided, that such restriction shall not apply to (i) transactions related to Common Stock acquired in open market transactions after the date of this Agreement, (ii) sales or distributions conducted pursuant to Section 3 of this Agreement, or (iii) transfers to Affiliates, or other private transactions which do not require registration under the Securities Act, provided that the transferee pursuant to this Section 5(b)(iii) agrees in writing to be subject to the terms hereof to the same extent as if the transferee were a Holder hereunder. 6. Registration Procedures. Whenever the Holders request that any Registrable Common Stock be registered pursuant to this Agreement, the Company shall use its best efforts to effect the registration and the sale of such Registrable Common Stock in accordance with the intended methods of disposition thereof, and pursuant thereto the Company shall as expeditiously as possible: (a) prepare and file with the SEC a Registration Statement with respect to such Registrable Common Stock and use its best efforts to cause such Registration Statement to become effective as soon as practicable thereafter; and before filing a Registration Statement or Prospectus or any amendments or supplements thereto, furnish to the Holders of Registrable Common Stock covered by such Registration Statement and the underwriter or underwriters, if any, copies of all such documents proposed to be filed, including documents incorporated by reference in the Prospectus and, if requested by such Holders, the exhibits incorporated by reference, and such Holders shall have the opportunity to object to any information pertaining to such Holders that is contained therein and the Company will make the corrections reasonably requested by such Holders with respect to such information prior to filing any Registration Statement or amendment thereto or any Prospectus or any supplement thereto; (b) prepare and file with the SEC such amendments and supplements to such Registration Statement and the Prospectus used in connection therewith as may be necessary to keep such Registration Statement effective for a period of not less than 180 days, in the case of a Demand Registration or an S-3 Registration, or such shorter period as is necessary to complete the distribution of the securities covered by such Registration Statement and comply with the provisions of the Securities Act with respect to the disposition of all securities covered by such Registration Statement during such period in accordance with the intended methods of disposition by the sellers thereof set forth in such Registration Statement; 9 (c) furnish to each seller of Registrable Common Stock such number of copies of such Registration Statement, each amendment and supplement thereto, the Prospectus included in such Registration Statement (including each preliminary Prospectus) and such other documents as such seller may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Common Stock owned by such seller; (d) use its best efforts to register or qualify such Registrable Common Stock under such other securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions as any seller reasonably requests and do any and all other acts and things which may be reasonably necessary or advisable to enable such seller to consummate the disposition in such jurisdictions of the Registrable Common Stock owned by such seller (provided, that the Company will not be required to (i) qualify generally to do business in any jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to qualify but for this subparagraph (d), (ii) subject itself to taxation in any such jurisdiction or (iii) consent to general service of process in any such jurisdiction); (e) notify each seller of such Registrable Common Stock, at any time when a Prospectus relating thereto is required to be delivered under the Securities Act, of the occurrence of any event as a result of which the Prospectus included in such Registration Statement contains an untrue statement of a material fact or omits any fact necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, and, at the request of any such seller, the Company shall prepare a supplement or amendment to such Prospectus so that, as thereafter delivered to the purchasers of such Registrable Common Stock, such Prospectus shall not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; (f) in the case of an underwritten offering, enter into such customary agreements (including underwriting agreements in customary form) and take all such other actions as the Holders of a majority of number of shares of the Registrable Common Stock being sold or the underwriters, if any, reasonably request in order to expedite or facilitate the disposition of such Registrable Common Stock (including, without limitation, making members of senior management of the Company available to participate in, and cause them to cooperate with the underwriters in connection with, "road-show" and other customary marketing activities (including one-on-one meetings with prospective purchasers of the Registrable Common Stock)) and cause to be delivered to the underwriters and the sellers, if any, opinions of counsel to the Company in customary form, covering such matters as are customarily covered by opinions for an underwritten public offering as the underwriters may request and addressed to the underwriters and the sellers; (g) make available, for inspection by any seller of Registrable Common Stock, any underwriter participating in any disposition pursuant to such Registration Statement, and any attorney, accountant or other agent retained by any such seller or underwriter, all financial and other records, pertinent corporate documents and properties of the Company, and cause the Company's officers, directors, employees and independent accountants to supply all information reasonably requested by any such seller, 10 underwriter, attorney, accountant or agent in connection with such Registration Statement; (h) use its best efforts to cause all such Registrable Common Stock to be listed on each securities exchange on which securities of the same class issued by the Company are then listed or, if no such similar securities are then listed, on Nasdaq or a national securities exchange selected by the Company; (i) provide a transfer agent and registrar for all such Registrable Common Stock not later than the effective date of such Registration Statement; (j) if requested, cause to be delivered, immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Registration Statement (and, in the case of an underwritten offering, at the time of delivery of any Registrable Common Stock sold pursuant thereto), letters from the Company's independent certified public accountants addressed to each selling Holder (unless such selling Holder does not provide to such accountants the appropriate representation letter required by rules governing the accounting profession) and each underwriter, if any, stating that such accountants are independent public accountants within the meaning of the Securities Act and the applicable rules and regulations adopted by the SEC thereunder, and otherwise in customary form and covering such financial and accounting matters as are customarily covered by letters of the independent certified public accountants delivered in connection with primary or secondary underwritten public offerings, as the case may be; (k) make generally available to its stockholders a consolidated earnings statement (which need not be audited) for the 12 months beginning after the effective date of a Registration Statement as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of such period, which earnings statement shall satisfy the requirements of an earning statement under Section 11(a) of the Securities Act; (l) promptly notify each seller of Registrable Common Stock and the underwriter or underwriters, if any: (i) when the Registration Statement, any pre-effective amendment, the Prospectus or any Prospectus supplement or post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement has been filed and, with respect to the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment, when the same has become effective; (ii) of any written request by the SEC for amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement or Prospectus; (iii) of the notification to the Company by the SEC of its initiation of any proceeding with respect to the issuance by the SEC of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement; and 11 (iv) of the receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of any Registrable Common Stock for sale under the applicable securities or blue sky laws of any jurisdiction. At all times after the Company has filed a registration statement with the SEC pursuant to the requirements of either the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, the Company shall file all reports required to be filed by it under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations adopted by the SEC thereunder, and take such further action as any Holders may reasonably request, all to the extent required to enable such Holders to be eligible to sell Registrable Common Stock pursuant to Rule 144 (or any similar rule then in effect). The Company may require each seller of Registrable Common Stock as to which any registration is being effected to furnish to the Company any other information regarding such seller and the distribution of such securities as the Company may from time to time reasonably request in writing. Each seller of Registrable Common Stock agrees by having its stock treated as Registrable Common Stock hereunder that, upon notice of the happening of any event as a result of which the Prospectus included in such Registration Statement contains an untrue statement of a material fact or omits any material fact necessary to make the statements therein not misleading (a "Suspension Notice"), such seller will forthwith discontinue disposition of Registrable Common Stock until such seller is advised in writing by the Company that the use of the Prospectus may be resumed and is furnished with a supplemented or amended Prospectus as contemplated by Section 6(e) hereof, and, if so directed by the Company, such seller will deliver to the Company (at the Company's expense) all copies, other than permanent file copies then in such seller's possession, of the Prospectus covering such Registrable Common Stock current at the time of receipt of such notice; provided, however, that such postponement of sales of Registrable Common Stock by the Holders shall not exceed ninety (90) days in the aggregate in any one year. If the Company shall give any notice to suspend the disposition of Registrable Common Stock pursuant to a Prospectus, the Company shall extend the period of time during which the Company is required to maintain the Registration Statement effective pursuant to this Agreement by the number of days during the period from and including the date of the giving of such notice to and including the date such seller either is advised by the Company that the use of the Prospectus may be resumed or receives the copies of the supplemented or amended Prospectus contemplated by Section 6(e). In any event, the Company shall not be entitled to deliver more than three (3) Suspension Notices in any one year. 7. Registration Expenses. All expenses incident to the Company's performance of or compliance with this Agreement, including, without limitation, all registration and filing fees, fees and expenses of compliance with securities or blue sky laws, listing application fees, printing expenses, transfer agent's and registrar's fees, cost of distributing Prospectuses in preliminary and final form as well as any supplements thereto, and fees and 12 disbursements of counsel for the Company and all independent certified public accountants and other Persons retained by the Company (all such expenses being herein called "Registration Expenses") (but not including any underwriting discounts or commissions attributable to the sale of Registrable Common Stock or fees and expenses of counsel representing the Holders of Registrable Common Stock), shall be borne by the Company. In addition, the Company shall pay its internal expenses (including, without limitation, all salaries and expenses of its officers and employees performing legal or accounting duties), the expense of any annual audit or quarterly review, the expense of any liability insurance and the expenses and fees for listing the securities to be registered on each securities exchange on which they are to be listed. 8. Indemnification. (a) The Company agrees to indemnify, to the fullest extent permitted by law, each Holder, its officers, directors and affiliates and each Person who controls such Holder (within the meaning of the Securities Act) against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses arising out of or based upon any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or any violation or alleged violation by the Company of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or applicable "blue sky" laws, except insofar as the same are made in reliance and in conformity with information relating to such Holder furnished in writing to the Company by such Holder expressly for use therein or caused by such Holder's failure to deliver to such Holder's immediate purchaser a copy of the Registration Statement or Prospectus or any amendments or supplements thereto (if the same was required by applicable law to be so delivered) after the Company has furnished such Holder with a sufficient number of copies of the same. In connection with an underwritten offering, the Company shall indemnify such underwriters, their officers and directors and each Person who controls such underwriters (within the meaning of the Securities Act) to the same extent as provided above with respect to the indemnification of the Holders. (b) In connection with any Registration Statement in which a Holder of Registrable Common Stock is participating, each such Holder shall furnish to the Company in writing such information and affidavits as the Company reasonably requests for use in connection with any such Registration Statement or Prospectus and, to the extent permitted by law, shall indemnify the Company, its directors and officers and each Person who controls the Company (within the meaning of the Securities Act) against any losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses arising out of or based upon any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in the Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, but only to the extent that such untrue statement or omission is made in reliance on and in conformity with information or affidavit so furnished in writing by such Holder expressly for use in the Registration Statement; provided, however, that the obligation to indemnify shall be several, not joint 13 and several, among such Holders and the liability of each such Holder shall be in proportion to and limited to the net amount received by such Holder from the sale of Registrable Common Stock pursuant to such Registration Statement. (c) Any Person entitled to indemnification hereunder shall (i) give prompt written notice to the indemnifying party of any claim with respect to which it seeks indemnification and (ii) unless in such indemnified party's reasonable judgment a conflict of interest between such indemnified and indemnifying parties may exist with respect to such claim, permit such indemnifying party to assume the defense of such claim with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party. If such defense is assumed, the indemnifying party shall not be subject to any liability for any settlement made by the indemnified party without its consent (but such consent will not be unreasonably withheld). An indemnifying party who is not entitled to, or elects not to, assume the defense of a claim shall not be obligated to pay the fees and expenses of more than one counsel for all parties indemnified by such indemnifying party with respect to such claim, unless in the reasonable judgment of any indemnified party there may be one or more legal or equitable defenses available to such indemnified party which are in addition to or may conflict with those available to another indemnified party with respect to such claim. Failure to give prompt written notice shall not release the indemnifying party from its obligations hereunder. (d) The indemnification provided for under this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of the indemnified party or any officer, director or controlling Person of such indemnified party and shall survive the transfer of securities. (e) If the indemnification provided for in or pursuant to this Section 8 is due in accordance with the terms hereof, but is held by a court to be unavailable or unenforceable in respect of any losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses referred to herein, then each applicable indemnifying party, in lieu of indemnifying such indemnified party, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified person as a result of such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnifying party on the one hand and of the indemnified party on the other in connection with the statements or omissions which result in such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative fault of the indemnifying party on the one hand and of the indemnified person on the other shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the indemnifying party or by the indemnified party, and by such party's relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. In no event shall the liability of any selling Holder be greater in amount than the amount of net proceeds received by such Holder upon such sale or the amount for which such indemnifying party would have been obligated to pay by way of indemnification if the indemnification provided for under Section 8(a) or 8(b) hereof had been available under the circumstances. 14 9. Participation in Underwritten Registrations. No Person may participate in any registration hereunder which is underwritten unless such Person (a) agrees to sell such Person's securities on the basis provided in any underwriting arrangements approved by the Person or Persons entitled hereunder to approve such arrangements and (b) completes and executes all questionnaires, powers of attorney, indemnities, underwriting agreements and other documents required under the terms of such underwriting arrangements. 10. Rule 144. The Company covenants that it will file the reports required to be filed by it under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations adopted by the SEC thereunder, and it will take such further action as any Holder may reasonably request to make available adequate current public information with respect to the Company meeting the current public information requirements of Rule 144(c) under the Securities Act, to the extent required to enable such Holder to sell Registrable Common Stock without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by (i) Rule 144 under the Securities Act, as such Rule may be amended from time to time, or (ii) any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the SEC. Upon the request of any Holder, the Company will deliver to such Holder a written statement as to whether it has complied with such information and requirements. 11. Miscellaneous. (a) Notices. All notices, requests and other communications to any party hereunder shall be in writing (including facsimile or similar writing) and shall be given, If to the Company: eUniverse, Inc. 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Facsimile No.: (323) 658-9089 Attn: President with a copy to: Martin, Lucas & Chioffi, LLP 1177 Summer Street Stamford, CT 06905 Attention: Christopher Martin, Esq. Facsimile No.: (203) 324-8646 If to the Stockholder: 15 550 Digital Media Ventures Inc. c/o Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. 550 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 Attention: Senior Vice President and General Counsel of 550 Digital Media Ventures, Inc; and Senior Vice President and General Counsel - Sony Music Facsimile No.: (212) 833-7844 If to a transferee Holder, to the address of such Holder set forth in the transfer documentation provided to the Company; in each case with copies to: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Four Times Square New York, New York 10036-6522 Attention: David J. Goldschmidt, Esq. Facsimile No.: (212) 735-2000 or such other address or facsimile number as such party (or transferee) may hereafter specify for the purpose of providing notice to the other parties. Each such notice, request or other communication shall be effective (a) if given by facsimile, when such facsimile is transmitted to the facsimile number specified in this Section and the appropriate facsimile confirmation is received or (b) if given by any other means, when delivered at the address specified in this Section. (b) No Waivers. No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies herein provided shall be cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law. (c) Successors and Assigns. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns, it being understood that subsequent Holders of the Registrable Common Stock are intended third party beneficiaries hereof. (d) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the law of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. (e) Jurisdiction. Any suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any matter arising out of or in connection with, this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby may be brought in any federal or state court located in the State of California, and each of the parties hereby consents to the 16 jurisdiction of such courts (and of the appropriate appellate courts therefrom) in any such suit, action or proceeding and irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding in any such court or that any such suit, action or proceeding which is brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Process in any such suit, action or proceeding may be served on any party anywhere in the world, whether within or without the jurisdiction of any such court. Without limiting the foregoing, each party agrees that service of process on such party as provided in Section 10(a) shall be deemed effective service of process on such party. (f) Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY. (g) Counterparts; Effectiveness. This Agreement may be signed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto and hereto were upon the same instrument. (h) Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both oral and written, between the parties with respect to the transactions contemplated herein. No provision of this Agreement or any other agreement contemplated hereby is intended to confer on any Person other than the parties hereto any rights or remedies. (i) Captions. The captions herein are included for convenience of reference only and shall be ignored in the construction or interpretation hereof. (j) Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or other authority to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated hereby is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any party. Upon such a determination, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in an acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the fullest extent possible. (k) Amendments. The provisions of this Agreement, including the provisions of this sentence, may not be amended, modified or supplemented, and waivers or consents to departures from the provisions hereof may not be given without the prior written consent of the holders of a majority of the Conversion Shares (as constituted on the date hereof); provided, however, that the consent or agreement of the Company shall 17 be required with regard to any termination, amendment, modification or supplement of, or waivers or consents to departures from, the terms hereof, which affect the Company's obligations hereunder. (l) Equitable Relief. The parties hereto agree that legal remedies may be inadequate to enforce the provisions of this Agreement and that equitable relief, including specific performance and injunctive relief, may be used to enforce the provisions of this Agreement. (m) Costs and Expenses. Except as otherwise expressly provided for herein, each party to this Agreement shall bear its own costs and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys' fees and expenses, in connection with the closing of the transactions contemplated hereby. [Execution Page Follows] 18 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Registration Rights Agreement has been duly executed by each of the parties hereto as of the date first written above. 550 DIGITAL MEDIA VENTURES, INC. By: /s/ Mark Eisenberg --------------------------------------- Name: Mark Eisenberg Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel EUNIVERSE, INC. By: /s/ Brad D. Greenspan --------------------------------------- Name: Brad D. Greenspan Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 19