I back up Chris' comments about the legality of self-destructing code. Sort
out contractual issues with lawyers.

If you want to 'limit' your system until you get paid, what about deliberately
putting a limit on a column in MySQL, e.g. the key column is a TINYINT rather
than INT? Let the customer know that once you're paid, you will un-'cripple'
the system. Assure them no data will be lost.


On Tue, 7 May 2002, Chris Hewitt wrote:

> Hi,
>  From a legal viewpoint, I don't think you should modify any data or
> files on the clients computer. Code which simply times out (i.e. stops
> working but takes no other action) seems more acceptable.
> Chris

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