I don't know much about the law so terms may not be correct.
I am in a contract with a party (partyA) that is closing part of the business as it is losing money. The nature of the contract is I just get a small portion of income from the services they deliver using software I provide. That portion (%) is in the contract. PartyA needs to transition the service to existing customers as they would risk getting sued. They are turning contracts over to a general hosting provider.
So I am thinking OK we just end the contract. I have been informed that partyA plans to exercise an "18 month divestiture" clause and I am still bound to the to support even though I will get zero income. There is really nothing more than "18 month divestiture". The hosting company is not picking up my contract. I have been told data (data does not belong to me) and my software will be handed over to the new hosting company and they may chose to enforce support via this divestiture clause. The new hosting company will take over the contracts with existing customers. This is not a court forced divestiture or bankruptcy. This is voluntary closing of part of the business.
The company (LLC) is staying in business. I am having a real problem claiming divestiture and leaving the company in business. There is nothing in the contract that identifies hosting as a separate business. That component is (was) actually the main component of the company. The company in still enforcing other terms in the contract - for example I cannot sell to another local competing company.
Can I be forced to support software I am not getting paid for?
Can partyA even give my software to this new hosting company? My contract is with partyA for in house use of my software. They don't even have a license to distribute my software.
I did this under a guest account as partyA is aware of my regular account