Lockout

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Lockout is the last phase of code-based enforcement of a software license. If after repeated warnings about time limits or conditions of use are ignored, and assuming the software license itself specifies that users agree to this lockout, the code simply ceases to work and won't reinstall.

It is anticipated that the Consumerium Governance Organization would have to set the exact conditions, recourses and appeals for this. It might commit to some basic performance and maintenance guarantees in the Consumerium License for paid or authorized users. This would not however guarantee any degree of performance or function for those in violation of that license.

Thus, there would be no legal consequences for a module simply failing to work.