crippled mode

crippled mode

[′krip·əld ‚mōd]
(computer science)
The operation of a computer at reduced capacity when certain parts are not working.
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If the software is copied to an unauthorized machine, the Self Serve Software server will foil the interloper by time-bombing the program or releasing it in a crippled mode predefined by the software vendor.
If the software is copied to an unauthorized computer, the Self Serve Software server will foil the interloper by time-bombing the program or releasing it in a crippled mode predefined by the software vendor.