A termination provision should also specify the expiry date of the contract. A process is something other than a process. Some publishing contracts survive forever. The developers insist on a period of one year. Upon expiration of the term, there could be an end of license or cancellation of some or all of the rights of the IP (as described above), exclusivity could end (meaning that both parties could freely use the IP) or there could be a transitional period during which negotiations could essentially resume. In fact, almost anything can be negotiated. Audit clauses provide developers with a way to ensure that the publisher pays them correctly. Essentially, developers have an agreement for an accountant to view the publisher`s books, and if there is a shortage, the publisher must reimburse it. And as for rev-Split: “The fraction of average revenue predicts that developers earn 60 percent and publishers 40 percent.