I don't think it does either. I've never read it as requiring the developer to put in place such a feature; it only talks about the feature if it's present.
Similarly, using a reverse proxy to circumvent the license restriction is pretty obviously an infringement of copyright. I can't think of many circumstances where a court would fail to treat that the same as stripping the feature out, because that's what you're doing. The technical means to achieve that are totally irrelevant.