Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop


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.”

Autodesk Perpetual LIcenses suddenly not perpetual anymore

From a legal perspective the trick here is Discovery sufficient to bring forth a case
the is ripe for consideration by the civil court system.

when one considers the likely massive number of outright software pirates
whom have never actually suffered any legal consequences of their use of cracked adobe products over the years,
this "warning " seem a bit toothless at best.


This is why I don’t use anything by Adobe or Autodesk.

Their subscription model is just going to get worse and worse and worse…


I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.