Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

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Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

Post by VGmaster9 » 14 May 2019, 22:56

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xk ... reddit.com
Adobe is warning some owners of its Creative Cloud software applications that they’re no longer allowed to use older versions of the software. It’s yet another example of how in the modern era, you increasingly don’t actually own the things you’ve spent your hard-earned money on.

Adobe this week began sending some users of its Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Premiere, Animate, and Media Director programs a letter warning them that they were no longer legally authorized to use the software they may have thought they owned.

“We have recently discontinued certain older versions of Creative Cloud applications and and a result, under the terms of our agreement, you are no longer licensed to use them,” Adobe said in the email. “Please be aware that should you continue to use the discontinued version(s), you may be at risk of potential claims of infringement by third parties.”
This is ridiculous. This is why that subscription based licenses are abysmal business practices.

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Re: Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

Post by slowtiger » 15 May 2019, 08:43

I'm so tempted to say "told you so". I'm still working with CS5. And there's new software emerging which looks quite promising, and it's not by Adobe.
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Re: Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

Post by daninski » 16 May 2019, 09:54

Amen, I've almost completely been able to leave Adobe behind now. The only time I need it is with AE when I'm doing complex layers in 3D space shots, and that's very rare.
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Re: Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

Post by Sloppytoons » 21 May 2019, 08:01

That's why I left Adobe too. These subscription thing builds up, and all you need is a couple of tough months, and even that $100 can just throw you over the edge and have you take out too much of your anger on ones cat.

I already have TVpaint, and I don't mind spending the lump some at once. I now have it, and the tough part is over.

I hated Adobe Photoshop always, and have been drawing in Sketchbook pro for the longest time (Over 10 years?). Affinity designer and photo is all the vector and photo manipulation I need, I edit in Final Cut. And Motion is the only downgrade for me after leaving Adobe. After Effects is pretty awesome.

Does CS6 even run on modern hardware?
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Re: Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

Post by NiceGS » 23 May 2019, 13:42

Are they all crazy?! That's it, I gonna find an alternative for Adobe as soon as possible. They've already pissed off millions of loyal users...

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Re: Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

Post by toonybrain » 30 May 2019, 13:59

This is ridiculous. This is why that subscription based licenses are abysmal business practices.
Agree. Subscriptions add up, and they make me feel tense, like I'm being taken hostage.

Despite the threats, I will continue to use my AI CS6. I keep removing that Creative Cloud off my system so it doesn't mess with my CS6 or surreptiously delete it. Adobe is a hostile software company that seems to war against its customers. One can never relax with Adobe (this ought to be their slogan). :lol:

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Re: Adobe tells users that they can get sued for using older versions of Photoshop

Post by mclinton » 31 May 2019, 00:03

I think this only applies if you are using an older version that you downloaded with a Creative Cloud subscription. If you bought a perpetual license of CS6 years ago you can still use it.

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