Category Archives: Section 4.1(a)(vi)

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(vi) Pricing Strategy. Prior to beginning to sell Institutional Subscriptions, Google shall propose an initial pricing strategy and, thereafter, Google shall propose subsequent pricing strategies, consistent with the objectives set forth in Section 4.1(a)(i) (Objectives) (each, a “Pricing Strategy”), to the Registry.

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S 04.1.1.6.1

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(1) Elements of Pricing Strategy. Each Pricing Strategy shall include:

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S 04.1.1.6.1.1

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a) Any discipline-based collections that would be offered as an Institutional Subscription, as an alternative to the version of the Institutional Subscription that provides access to the entire Institutional Subscription Database.

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b) A target retail price for each Institutional Subscription for each of the classes of institutions identified in Section 4.1(a)(iv) (Pricing Bands), including Institutional Subscriptions for each of the discipline-based collections that may be offered, Institutional Subscriptions that provide access to the entire Institutional Subscription Database, and any Limited Subscriptions.

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c) The period of time over which Google will have the authorization to sell the versions of the Institutional Subscription at such target retail prices.

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d) Any expected increases or decreases in the price of each version of the Institutional Subscription at annual anniversary points during the period in which the then-current Pricing Strategy will be in effect.

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e) The amount of discount, if any, that Google is authorized to offer to institutions and to Institutional Consortia.
Any discounts above the approved discount require Registry approval.

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S 04.1.1.6.1.6

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f) The Price Change Cut Off Date.

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S 04.1.1.6.2

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(2) Discounting. The initial Pricing Strategy will also include a discount from the List Prices that will be offered for a limited period of time to subscribers. This discount will be defined against the List Price and is designed to encourage potential customers to subscribe. The period for an initial discount will be included in the initial Pricing Strategy.

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S 04.1.1.6.3

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(3) Duration. The period for the initial Pricing Strategy to be in effect is expected to be between two (2) and three (3) years. Google and the Registry shall agree as to the periods for which subsequent Pricing Strategies will be in effect.

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(4) Process.

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S 04.1.1.6.4.1

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a) Initial Pricing Strategies. The initial Pricing Strategy must be agreed upon by Google and the Registry before Google sells any Institutional Subscriptions. Google shall submit aproposed initial Pricing Strategy to the Registry by no later than one year after the Effective Date. Following submission of the initial Pricing Strategy, Google and the Registry shall negotiate for a period of up to one hundred and eighty (180) days. If, after one hundred and eighty (180) days (or earlier, as mutually agreed), Google and the Registry do not reach agreement on the initial Pricing Strategy, the dispute shall be resolved pursuant to Article IX (Dispute Resolution).

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b) Subsequent Pricing Strategies. Google shall submit subsequent proposed Pricing Strategies to the Registry at least ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of the then-current Pricing Strategy, and Google and the Registry shall negotiate for a period of up to ninety (90) days. If, after ninety (90) days (or earlier, as mutually agreed), Google and the Registry do not reach agreement on such proposed Pricing Strategy, the dispute shall be resolved pursuant to Article IX (Dispute Resolution). In the event of such a dispute, the then-current Pricing Strategy will continue to apply unless and until the earlier of (1) Google and the Registry agreeing on a subsequent Pricing Strategy or (2) the Arbitrator rendering a Decision.

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